Banding Haemorrhoids Treatment

According to a recent study, around half of the UK population will deal with haemorrhoids at some point in their life. However, some people deal with it more persistently than others and, as a result, may need to seek out medical help to ease their pain and discomfort. One of the most common methods of haemorrhoids treatment is known. 

What is Banding Haemorrhoid treatment, and how does it work? 

Haemorrhoids banding, or haemorrhoids ligation, is a treatment technique introduced to the medical field in the early 1960s.  Since then, it has become one of the most effective methods of treating haemorrhoids. 

The treatment process is rather straightforward. A licensed doctor will first inspect the area to assess the severity of the condition. They will then place small rubber bands (or ligatures) around the individual haemorrhoids. The pressure of the band will cut off blood supply from the body to the haemorrhoid. As haemorrhoids are essentially enlarged blood vessels, cutting off their blood supply will cause them to shrink. After a short time, these haemorrhoids will fall away. 

What should I expect from this treatment? 

When visiting a treatment centre, such as our London Clinic, you will not be expected to stay overnight for Haemorrhoid treatment. This is because the process is relatively quick and straightforward and requires little aftercare aside from an initial period of rest.

Prior to treatment, you will visit our haemorrhoid treatment centre for a consultation and may also be required to have a scan (proctoscopy). This full assessment will allow the surgeon to consider the best course of action. You’ll then be given any instructions for preparation and will also be given a chance to ask any questions you might have.

One of the most common questions asked during this period is whether or not the process is painful. Thankfully, the process is almost entirely painless, though you may feel a little uncomfortable. This is because the haemorrhoids typically sit along the dentate line of your anus, where there are no nerve endings. As a result, the pile banding treatment will not cause you any pain. 

How long after treatment will I see results? 

Once the bands have been applied to your haemorrhoids, the decrease in blood flow will cause them to fall away – typically within one or two weeks. However, as the process is painless, you may not even notice this happening – though you will feel a lot more comfortable. 

What are the success rates? 

Piles banding is one of the most successful forms of haemorrhoids treatments in the UK and beyond – and for a good reason. This is because very few patients have to repeat the process after their initial treatment as it has eased their symptoms entirely. As a result, it is an incredibly cost-effective solution for those who may have been dealing with this condition for several years. 

If you’re ready to seek help, our Private London clinic can give you the peace of mind you are looking for when it comes to haemorrhoids treatment. Get in touch today to find out more.

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