Hemorrhoids affect half of all Americans at some point in their lives. When most people finally seek help, they really need it. Today, the most common hemorrhoid treatment is rubber-band ligation. About 50 million of these are performed worldwide each year. Over 95% of all hemorrhoids can be treated this way. Today’s more advanced bands allow more accurate placement. The bands are smaller and more comfortable, so patients’ enjoy unprecedented safety, comfort and ease.
Infrared Coagulation of Hemorrhoids (IRC): Internal hemorrhoids can also be treated with IRC. This office-based technique uses pulses of infrared energy to promote scarring and shrinkage of the internal hemorrhoids. Most patients report minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. A few visits scheduled weeks apart may be needed to achieve the desired results.