Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women and can develop from a variety of reasons. Located in the lower rectum, hemorrhoids can become inflamed, causing bleeding, itching, swelling or other bothersome symptoms.
Hemorrhoid banding is a common and well-known method to treat internal hemorrhoids. Unlike over-the-counter remedies, which only work temporarily, hemorrhoid banding offers a long-term solution. Hemorrhoid banding, also called hemorrhoid ligation, is a non-surgical, virtually pain-free procedure that a doctor can perform in their office.
The procedure involves placing a small rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid using the InSight™ Multi-Band System. The compression created by the band diminishes the blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and eventually fall off. This leaves a small scar that heals in just a few days.