Do You Suffer From Hemorrhoids? 

Treat your hemorrhoids completely – without surgery or recovery time.

The CRH O’Regan System hemorrhoid treatment process is simple.  Just call our office to make an appointment to see if CRH is right for you.  The procedure is easy, fast,and painless.  You will be amazed at how simple it is… and how great you feel.

To learn about hemorrhoid band ligation, please contact our office at (407) 395-7040 or request an appointment on this website.

To learn more, please take a few moments to watch this patient education video.

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What Are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen vessels in the lower rectum and anus caused by increased pressure or straining.  They are common in both men and women – especially pregnant women.  While not life threatening, hemorrhoids can cause:

  • Bleeding or pain during bowel movements
  • Itching, burning and/or irritation in the anal area
  • Discomfort and pain in the anal region
  • Sensitive lumps protruding from the anal area

Some hemorrhoidal symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, could be an indication of a more serious medical condition, so be sure to make an appointment to discuss your symptoms.

You Are Not Alone

More than 10 million people in the United States have hemorrhoids.  Tens of thousands of people undergo surgery each year.  Millions more use over-the-counter medications with little or no success.  It's time to consider the CRH O’Regan System -- a safe, effective, and less painful, non-surgical alternative.

The CRH O’Regan System

The CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid treatment system offers a unique solution to hemorrhoids. Instead of topical creams or the painful expense and recovery of hemorrhoid surgery, CRH is a quick, easy, painless and proven solution for internal hemorrhoids.  It does not require special preparations, such as anesthesia, fasting, or other preps.  There are no scalpels involved and absolutely no cutting.  Performed by our certified physician assistant, Tina Bruefach, the procedure takes less than 5 minutes.  After treatment, you can expect life as usual with relief from your symptoms, and most people return to their usual daily activities on the day of treatment.

If bleeding occurs for more than one week, or if you have significant pain at the site for longer than a few days, please call our office.  Side effects are rare, and fewer than 5% of patients have hemorrhoid recurrence within 2 years. 

How Does It Work?

The CRH O’Regan method uses a small rubber band to strangle the base of the swollen vein, which cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid.  This causes the banded tissue to shrink and fall off along with the rubber band.  Typically, this happens within a few days after your appointment during a routine trip to the toilet, and you may not even notice when this happens.  The procedure takes less than 5 minutes and is performed right in our office.

Are There Different Types of Hemorrhoids?

Yes.  Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anus, often causing bleeding during bowel movements or protrusion through the anus upon straining.  External hemorrhoids develop around the anus and can be felt as a firm lump around the anus.  Please note that we only treat internal hemorrhoids with CRH O’Regan System. 

How Many Visits Are Required?

Each hemorrhoid requires a series of 3 bandings scheduled at least 2 weeks apart.

Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare for Treatment?

No preparation is necessary. We will bring you in for a consultation and exam prior to performing the procedure.  We suggest that you try to go to the toilet before both appointments if possible.  We will expect to collect the specialist co-pay for your insurance plan prior to each visit.   

Is The Procedure Really Pain-Free?

The band placement is relatively painless due to this refined technique, and it does not require anesthesia or other numbing agents.  Unlike traditional banding techniques, the CRH O’Regan method uses a gentle suction device that reduces the risk of pain and bleeding.  You may experience a dull ache or sense of fullness in the rectum within the first 24 hours, but this can generally be relieved by over-the-counter pain relievers.

How Do I Prevent Hemorrhoids?

  • If your stools are always soft, your chances of developing hemorrhoids are greatly reduced.
  • Drink water!  If you drink plenty of fluids, your stools are more likely to be soft.
  • Eat nutritious foods!  Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables as well as whole grains.  
  • Don't strain!  When you go to the toilet, try not to strain or hold your breath, as this creates pressure in the veins in the lower rectum.
  • Do not wait!  Go when you need to.  If you have the urge to go to the toilet, go.  The longer you wait, the drier the stools will be.
  • Stay active!  Physical inactivity, sitting or standing still for long periods of time puts pressure on your veins.
  • Watch your weight!  Obesity significantly raises a person's risk for hemorrhoids.