Rubber Band Ligation (RBL)This hemorrhoid cure involves the placement of small latex rubber bands around the base of grades 2 – 4 hemorrhoid tissues. Grade one hemorrhoids are not big enough to be grasped by the bands. RBL is done right in the doctor’s office and is quick and effective. Most patients return right back to work after their treatment.

What is the best hemorrhoid cure? There is none better than the ligation or banding technique. This technique allows for a very even grasping pressures and restricts the “over grab” of tissues by limiting the amount of tissue that can be placed within the banding instrument. The underlying nerve is not disturbed. Most people state this is only a 1-2 on a 1-10 scale. Well over half of the patients do not even require Tylenol after the bands are placed.

What happens to the hemorrhoids next? Once the rubber band is in place, the tissue begins a dying process that may take 1-10 days to fall off. This forms a scab on the rectal wall that sloughs in another week. Start to finish healing is anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks so patients are usually scheduled for their return visit after that healing time frame.

Rubber Band Ligation is a very effective office treatment and has much less risk than surgery. Often times, this can be combined with Sclero-Injection or IRC to provide maximal improvements with minimal side effects and minimal down time.