Dr. Brown uses the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Removal System when performing a Hemorrhoid Banding procedure. This system works for internal hemorrhoids. However, as previously described, removing internal hemorrhoids will lessen the blood flow to the external hemorrhoids. This will often reduce the size of the external hemorrhoids or cause them to dissipate altogether.
Hemorrhoid Banding offers patients a permanent and painless solution to the discomfort and recovery time associated with other hemorrhoid removal options.
Since the procedure is done in Dr. Brown’s Gastroenterology office, there is no need for fasting, bowel preparation, or anesthesia. We will review your health history and medications to ensure you will be a good candidate for hemorrhoid treatment.
After Banding Treatment
Generally, patients resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure. We do recommend avoiding heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or similar activities for 24 hours. Most patients have a sensation of fullness but not pain, which goes away in a few hours. You can have regular bowel movements immediately after the procedure.
While hemorrhoid banding can eliminate your internal hemorrhoids, it’s also critical to make lifestyle changes after your procedure to lessen the risk of developing new hemorrhoids.
These lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of hemorrhoids:
- Eat high fiber foods
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
- Don’t resist the urge to have a bowel movement and avoid straining when doing so.
- Sit on the toilet for no more than a few minutes. Dr. Brown recommends not taking your cell phone with you into the bathroom to avoid distractions.
- Stay active
Dr. Kenneth Brown is a GI doctor in Plano, TX. He uses a blend of western medicine and natural treatments to heal your digestive issues.
If you want to cure your hemorrhoids, you can schedule an appointment online or call our office at (972) 867-0019.