By Mohammad Wehbi, MD
Thanks to a nonsurgical procedure called the CRH O’Regan System®, patients do not need to suffer in silence from hemorrhoids. This safe and effective technique enables patients to be treated quickly, return to work the same day and resume normal activity with very little discomfort.
Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women—especially pregnant women—and about half the population will get them by age 50. Hemorrhoids are actually swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus and can be extremely uncomfortable. For most women, hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy are a temporary problem resulting from the pressure of the fetus on the abdomen, hormonal changes and pressure on the blood vessels during childbirth. For both men and women, they can be caused by constipation, diarrhea, obesity, heavy lifting, or long periods of sitting.
Most patients only decide to see a gastroenterologist when the bleeding, pain, burning or itching becomes unbearable. When symptoms do become a problem, the physicians at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates have been trained and certified in the CRH O’Regan System® to offer patients relief. In the past, surgery was frequently recommended to treat internal hemorrhoids. This nonsurgical method involves using a small rubber band to strangulate the base of the swollen vein and cut off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. Some patients may need more than one treatment, but the treatments can be spread out a couple of weeks apart. The procedure itself is minimally invasive and is over 90% effective. Plus, it does not require anesthesia, lasts less than five minutes and is typically performed in the office. Many patients go back to work after their appointment and resume normal activity. With this procedure, patients can finally end their discomfort for good.
Advantages of the CRH O’Regan System®
- Highly effective treatment for hemorrhoids
- Minimal pain or discomfort
- Patients can quickly resume normal activity and return to work
- No anesthesia needed
- Procedure lasts about five minutes
- Performed in office or endoscopy suite
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