CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
During the hemorrhoid banding procedure, a physician places a small rubber band over the hemorrhoid. There are usually three banding sessions required at two-week intervals. A follow-up appointment will be made only if required.
What to Expect
One of our nurses will be contacting you two days prior to your procedure to obtain your medical history and review your medications. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have at that time.
You will be asked to sign a consent authorizing the procedure.
The procedure is relatively painless since the area involved has few pain-sensitive nerve endings. The band cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid causing the rubber band and hemorrhoid to fall off, generally within 48 hours.
After the Procedure
Following the banding, continue with a normal diet, resume normal activity but you may prefer to take it easy the rest of the day.
If you experience discomfort you may soak in a warm Sitz bath.
Call your doctor if you experience severe pain or any bleeding exceeding one tablespoon.
You may be given a prescription for Nitroglycerine ointment which will need to be filled at a compounding pharmacy.
Avoid straining due to constipation. Do not spend more than two minutes on the toilet. Eat a high fiber diet. To avoid constipation, take two tablespoons of natural oat or wheat bran fiber to your diet daily with at least 8 glasses of water.
Finally, expect a courtesy call from one of our nurses, the day following your procedure.