Minnesota Gastroenterology has made a commitment to provide premier care to patients in need of gastroenterology services. In 2009, Minnesota Gastroenterology opened the Hemorrhoid Banding specialty clinic designed specifically for patients seeking relief from hemorrhoids.
A number of Minnesota Gastroenterology physicians are now trained to use the CRH O'Regan System, an outpatient banding technology used to treat internal hemorrhoids. The success rate of this banding is >95%, with most patients requiring only three brief office visits for complete relief of symptoms. Patients who are referred for this non-surgical hemorrhoid banding are first screened by phone for exclusions, such as pregnancy, cirrhosis, Crohn's Disease or immunosuppression. Then, a consultative office visit will be set up to ensure the appropriateness of the procedure for the specific situation. (An endoscopic test is also required within a reasonable interval prior to the procedure).
Hemorrhoid banding is used to treat problems associated with hemorrhoids such as bleeding, fecal soiling, as well as ongoing pain and discomfort. It is a safe, painless procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at the base, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid causing it to shrink and fall off in 1 to 2 weeks. Most patients require three treatments, each done at a brief office visit. We recommend 4 to 8 weeks between treatments.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment,
call Minnesota Gastroenterology at 612-871-1145.