With rubber band ligation, a small band is applied to the base of the hemorrhoid, stopping the blood supply to the hemorrhoidal mass. The hemorrhoid will shrink and die within a few days with shriveled hemorrhoidal tissue and band will falling off during normal bowel movements - likely without the patient noticing.
Rubber band ligation is a popular procedure for the treatment of hemorrhoids, as it involves a much lower risk of pain than surgical treatments of hemorrhoids, as well as a shorter recovery period (if any at all). It is a very effective procedure, and when done with the CRH O'Regan System, it is also associated with a recurrence rate that is only 5% at 2 years.
Rubber band ligation procedure is as follows
- Pre-treatment diagnosis and prescribed medications
- Application of the band