Rafaelo Radiofrequency Haemorrhoids Treatment

Rafaelo Radiofrequency Machine

The Rafaelo haemorrhoids treatment is the top procedure offered by The Haemorrhoid Clinic.

It uses radiofrequency (state of the art technology) and not a laser.

Our patients experience very high success rates in curing haemorrhoids with this non-surgical treatment option.

Read on for comprehensive information on this procedure, including how it works, what’s involved in this treatment, what to expect/what it feels like, how long it will take for results to occur, recovery implications. 

#1 The purpose of Rafaelo haemorrhoids treatment

The purpose of the Rafaelo procedure is to shrink the haemorrhoids.

Our experienced colorectal surgeon has a very high success rate using this technique, which can be used for both internal and external haemorrhoids. The aim is not to remove all visible signs but reduce them significantly so that the patient no longer experiences symptoms or complications associated with their condition.

This treatment involves inserting a small probe into the anus, which emits radio frequency heat energy under local anaesthetic (i get sedated). This will pass painlessly through muscle tissue without affecting any surrounding structures such as blood vessels, bowel/bladder function, etc. The target temperature for effective treatment lies between 80-100 degrees celsius below human skin tolerance level. Once treated, there is no downtime and patients can go home on the same day.

A course of treatment is usually recommended, which will see an improvement in symptoms within a few days, although it may take up to two weeks for full results. The haemorrhoids are permanently destroyed, but there is always the possibility that recurrence could occur due to external factors such as poor diet or lack of exercise. Therefore, a patient should seek advice if they experience any potential signs of this returning.

#2 Who would benefit from the Rafaelo haemorrhoids treatment?

Patients suffering from haemorrhoids, particularly those with an external component (external piles), will benefit most from this procedure. This treatment can be used for both internal and external haemorrhoids, but it is the former which usually require more drastic measures, such as a stapled haemorrhoidectomy. The beauty of Rafaelo technology is that it has been designed to offer patients who are not suitable candidates for traditional surgery or suffer recurring episodes the option of being free from their symptoms without resorting to invasive treatments or medication that have significant side effects associated with them.

Patients who only experience occasional flare-ups also stand to gain by having further courses carried out on these occasions until they are no longer troubled by their condition. The Rafaelo haemorrhoids treatment is a safe and effective procedure that can be tailored to the individual. If you are considering this treatment, it is important to speak with your colorectal surgeon, who will advise on whether it is the most appropriate option for you.

#3 The benefits of the Rafaelo haemorrhoids treatment

The main benefit is that it offers an effective solution for patients with haemorrhoids who are either not eligible or do not want surgery but still wish to enjoy a life free from the symptoms of their condition. Other benefits include:

  • No downtime
  • Painless treatment performed under local anaesthetic
  • Very high success rate with non-permanent results (treatment carries on working after), which means any future recurrence can be dealt with in the same way.

Here at The Haemorrhoid Clinic, we have been using Rafaelo technology successfully and currently perform multiple procedures per month, so rest assured you will receive expert care when considering this procedure.

Our clinic is based in Harley Street London, offering a highly accessible location with the latest radiofrequency equipment and technology for treating haemorrhoids. Call today for an appointment.

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