Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid Relief Medical Practice

Q Do you suffer from Irritating and Painful Hemorrhoids?

About 50% of Americans suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Now you can find immediate relief with a painless, non-surgical treatment that is quick, affordable and requires no anesthesia or taking time off work.

Our doctors utilize non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment called Infrared Coagulation (IRC), that has provided thousands of patients with immediate and lasting relief from hemorrhoids without surgery, anesthesia or the lengthy recovery.

Our Procedure

Infrared Coagulation (IRC) is a quick, easy, painless, non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids. The FDA approved procedure takes only about 10 minutes per session and does not require fasting, medications or any other preparations. This means busy patients can come in for treatment during lunch breaks or between appointments and return to their schedule in half an hour.

During IRC procedure, the area directly above hemorrhoid is exposed to a few bursts of infrared light. This coagulates the vessels that feed hemorrhoids causing hemorrhoids to shrink and recede. There may be a mild sensation of heat, but it is generally not painful; therefore no anesthesia is required.

Q Is the procedure painful?

IRC treatment is generally pain-free and causes much less discomfort than any other non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment.

Q How long is IRC procedure?

If you are a new patient, allow 30 minutes for consultation and examination and an additional 10 minutes for IRC treatment. Follow up treatments take about 15 minutes per visit.

Q How many treatments are required?

The doctor evaluates patients on a case by case basis. Based on your examination, your physician will determine how many visits are required. Depending on the severity of hemorrhoids, most patients require 3-6 visits at 1-2 weeks interval.

Q Is there any special preparation required before or after IRC?

No. The procedure requires no fasting, no medications, no enema or laxatives prior to treatment. It requires no anesthesia and there are no restrictions after the procedure. Most patients go back to work the same day following their hemorrhoid treatment.

Q Can I be treated with IRC if I am on medication?

Yes, we are able to treat most patients with IRC who are taking medications. It is important that you inform your physician of medication you are taking.

Q Will I be able to have normal bowel movement with IRC?

Yes, IRC does not produce disruption to your daily schedule or lifestyle.

Q Can I be treated if my hemorrhoids are actively bleeding?

Yes, first IRC treatment should immediately reduce your bleeding.

Q What should I expect during the consultation?

Prior to treatment, your physician will conduct an external and internal examination(which only take several minutes) to document an extent of your hemorrhoid disease and ensure there is no other disease responsible for your symptoms. Treatment with IRC is painless, safe and effective.

About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoidal symptoms often begin with painless rectal bleeding. This blood can be seen on the toilet tissue and stool and appears bright red. However, rectal bleeding may be a symptom of other anal-rectal disorders. Therefore, it is important to discuss this symptom with your physician when it occurs. Although some bleeding hemorrhoids subside within 1-2 weeks, others progress over time leading to itching, discharge and tissue prolapse (bulging). Hemorrhoids may reach a point where surgical intervention is the only treatment option. We feel it is better to treat hemorrhoids before they get to that point. With IRC your hemorrhoids can be treated during a regular office visit and it requires no preparation, anesthesia or activity restrictions.

Q What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen or dilated veins located inside (internal) or outside (external) the anus. Hemorrhoids can cause pain, rectal bleeding, itching, burning, and swelling.

Q What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are caused by increased venous pressure often from a combination of things such as straining during bowel movements, chronic constipation, and diarrhea, heavy lifting, pregnancy, and genetics.

Q How can I prevent hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids occur naturally. You can prevent aggravating hemorrhoids by having high fiber diet, also by avoiding constipation, prolonged straining at stool and aggressive wiping.

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