Hemorrhoid Banding Procedure
Hemorrhoid Banding ligation procedure is brief, painless, and performed in in the comfortable office of Digestive Care Physicians in Johns Creek, GA. One of our 6 board certified physicians will use the FDA approved system, which uses gentle suction to hold the hemorrhoid in place. Then they place a small rubber band around the tissue just above the hemorrhoid. This procedure is painless, as it is performed above the nerve line. The procedure cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to fall off after a day or two during a bowel movement. You won’t even feel it! Once the hemorrhoid has fallen off, the wound will heal in a few days. You may experience a slight dull pressure sensation or a feeling of rectal fullness for 12-24 hours following the procedure but typically leave with no pain.
Is Hemorrhoid Banding Safe?
Hemorrhoid banding has a high success rate with few complications – and a reduced rate of hemorrhoid re-occurrence. All of our physicians have performed thousands of banding procedures, and have consistently found the treatment to be extremely safe and successful.
The Procedure Technique is Safer for Several Reasons
- Traditional banding techniques use metal-toothed clamps, which have a higher risk of pain and bleeding
- The instruments used are smaller – making the procedure more comfortable for patients
- The instruments used are single use and 100% disposable – which means less risk of contamination and infection
- Patients do not require anesthesia
After the procedure, it is important to take care of the affected area to avoid a recurrence. You will be given complete instruction prior to surgery.
Board-Certified physicians Dr. Ranvir Singh, Dr. Stephen Rashbaum, Dr. Nitin J. Parikh, Dr. Long B. Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Montalvo, Dr. Jae Kim, and providers Tammi D’Elena, PA-C and Vanessa T. Bridgeman, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; care for patients in the North Atlanta, GA; area including Johns Creek, GA, Cumming, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Dawsonville, GA. The in-house endoscopy suite at Digestive Care Physicians is a certified facility which has achieved the highest level of accreditation by the Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). If you suffer from gastrointestinal problems, abdominal pain, or need a colorectal cancer screening, contact us at (770) 227-2222 to schedule an appointment.