Benefits of Hemorrhoid Banding

  • It is a non-surgical procedure
  • The treatment process is fast and effectivenon-surgical hemorrhoid banding treatment
  • Because it is non-surgical and fast, it is one of the most affordable treatment options
  • Rubber band ligation, or banding, completely removes hemorrhoids. Dr. Woody will take a tiny rubber band (only a few millimeters wide) and put it over the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off the flow of blood.
  • The hemorrhoid shrinks and falls off (along with the band) in less than a week.

The non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment is a fast, simple in-office procedure. The result is little to no pain or recovery time. The procedure takes less than one minute to complete, and there are rarely recurrence or complications for patients post-procedure.

Significantly lower than the cost of hemorrhoid surgery, hemorrhoid banding will fit into nearly any budget. On average, Mountain Streams Medical patients require an average of 3-4 doctor’s visits – keeping the overall cost for treatment low. Banding is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare. If you don’t have insurance, ask our team about cash pay rates.

Hemorrhoids are very common and occur in half of all adults before the age of 50.

Benefits of Infrared Coagulation

  • It is a non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment
  • The treatment is very effective for grade 1 and some grade 2 hemorrhoidsnon-surgical infrared coagulation treatment
  • Ideal for the elderly, pregnant women, those taking blood thinning medications

IRC is a minimally invasive, effective and well tolerated non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment done right in the physician’s office. It can be completed within minutes and the patients may return to work or their daily activities without any down time.

It can be very effective treatment for grade 1 and some grade 2 hemorrhoids. The IRC hemorrhoid treatment utilizes infrared light. This safe process is the same infrared light (non-cancer spectrum) we get from the sun, and is used in a very controlled manner to produce a safe, effective, hemorrhoids cure.

IRC is an ideal treatment method for numerous patients including: the elderly where risks due to health decline and frailty are a concern, pregnant moms in any stage of gestation or after labor and delivery, any patients that are nervous or worried about invasive treatments, and those who are required to take blood thinning medications like aspirin, warfarin, Plavix, Pradaxa.

While Infrared Coagulation can effectively treat some smaller hemorrhoids, it is not as effective with larger hemorrhoids as band ligation.

    Benefits of Sclerotherapy

    • It is a non-surgical procedure
    • It reduces blood supply t0 the hemorrhoid
    • It is a treatment for grade 1 or grade 2 hemorrhoids
    • Sclerotherapy may be used when other treatments fail

    In this procedure, a proctoscope is gently inserted into the anus. A proctoscope is a short tube with a light on it which the doctor can use to look at the membranes lining the anus. With the help of the proctoscope, a liquid containing drugs such as quinine, polidocanol or zinc chloride is then injected into the area around the enlarged hemorrhoids. The aim of this procedure is to shrink the hemorrhoids by damaging blood vessels and reducing the blood supply to the hemorrhoids.