Gastroenterology Tampa Bay area and Riverview Location
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The CRH O'Regan System is appropriate for more than 95% of hemorrhoid patients. Only the most severe cases require surgery (hemorrhoidectomy), which is just one more reason not to delay treatment. If you wait too long-and your hemorrhoids grow too large-your non-surgical options decrease.

Topical ointments and creams such as Preparation H are often a chosen method of treatment for hemorrhoid sufferers. Though Preparation H and similar over the counter remedies may temporarily relieve some of the minor symptoms of hemorrhoids, they do nothing about the underlying problem. It is for this reason that patients will typically experience recurrent symptoms and flare-ups unless there is something done which addresses the hemorrhoids themselves. The CRH O'Regan System treats the hemorrhoids, not the symptoms -- making products like Preparation H unnecessary.

Less than 0.2% of patients treated with our advanced technique experienced significant post-procedure pain or bleeding (compared to the 4 - 29% noted as the chief complaint after other rubber banding techniques). Our method is also faster, more accurate and has virtually no downtime.

Over the years, a number of new treatments have been devised for hemorrhoids, but none has outperformed the CRH O'Regan System. Among them are infrared photocoagulations, or the use of lasers to burn the hemorrhoid tissue, and stapled hemorrhoidectomy, a surgical variation that uses a circular stapler device that interrupts the circulation of the hemorrhoid.

Procedure Average Procedure Time Average Time Off Work Pain Medication Required Pre/Post
CRH O'Regan System 30 seconds – 1 minute 0-1 day No
Conventional Rubber Banding 5-10 minutes 0-3 days Often Prescribed
Infrared Coagulation (IRC) 30 seconds - 3 minutes 0-1 day Often Prescribed
Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy 15-90 minutes 1-10 days Yes
Conventional Hemorrhoidectomy 45-90 minutes 10-14 days Yes
CRH O'Regan System
The physicians listed on this website use the patented and proprietary CRH O'Regan System for the treatment of hemorrhoids. This highly effective (99.1%), minimally invasive procedure is performed in our offices in less than a minute. We make recommendations to reduce the chance of recurrence later (currently 5% in 2 years). If there are multiple hemorrhoids, we treat them one at a time in separate visits.

During the brief and painless procedure, the physician places a small rubber band around the tissue just above the internal hemorrhoid where there are few pain-sensitive nerve endings. Unlike traditional banding techniques that use a metal-toothed clamp to grasp the tissue, we use a gentle suction device, reducing the risk of pain and bleeding. Advanced cases where the diagnosis is both internal and external hemorrhoids may require additional therapy as rubber banding alone may not be suitable.

Our banding procedure works by cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. This causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off, typically within a day or so. You probably won't even notice when this happens or be able to spot the rubber band in the toilet. Once the hemorrhoid is gone, the wound usually heals within one to five days.

During the first 24 hours, some patients may experience a feeling of fullness or a dull ache in the rectum. This can typically be relieved with an over-the-counter pain medication. However, a remarkable 99.1% of patients treated with our method have no post-procedure pain.

In fact, thanks to our advanced system, our procedure has a ten-fold reduction in complications compared to traditional banding.

For one, our instruments are smaller, affording greater comfort for patients and easier and quicker to use for physicians. Unlike other devices, they are single use and 100% disposable. This eliminates the risk of transferring infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C from patient to patient due to inadequately sterilized instrumentation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)-those acquired by patients receiving treatment or healthcare professionals on the job-account for an estimated 2 million infections, 90,000 deaths and $4.5 billion in excess health care costs annually.1

In most cases, banding can take place during your first appointment. After all, once you know what the problem is, why wait to get relief?

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