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Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding is a minimally invasive procedure used to eliminate internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are enlarged and bulging veins in the anus and lower rectum.


Reasons for hemorrhoid banding:

  • Bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Painful hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids that protrude through the anus


Description of hemorrhoid banding:

    An anoscope will be inserted through the anus. The doctor will look through the tube to see inside the rectum and locate the hemorrhoid. The doctor will then use a special banding tool. The tool will place a small rubber band around the hemorrhoid. The band cuts off the blood supply. This will make the hemorrhoid clot. The band and the hemorrhoid will fall off in a few days.


Possible complications of hemorrhoid banding:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Recurrence of hemorrhoids
  • Swelling and pain from remaining hemorrhoids


Expectations of hemorrhoid banding:

  • Patients should expect some discomfort during and after the procedure
  • Patients may require the procedure done more than once if there are several hemorrhoids requiring banding
  • The procedure is relatively quick and requires no anesthesia
  • No recovery is needed. The patient can return to daily activities immediately.