Lauren A Poliakin MD, DABS, DABOM

General Surgery . Bariatric Surgery . Obesity Medicine

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 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


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General Surgery . Bariatric Surgery . Obesity Medicine
227 W Janss Rd
Ste 300
Thousand Oaks, California 91360
Phone: 805-497-8820

Hemorrhoid Treatment with CRH O'Regan System

Hemorrhoids, the often troublesome swollen veins in the lower rectum or anus, affect approximately 50 percent of the population older than 50. They can cause pain, itching, bleeding and fecal-matter leakage. Over the years, several surgical and nonsurgical methods of treating hemorrhoids have been developed. Recently, a new treatment, known as the CRH O'Regan System, has moved into the forefront of hemorrhoid care. In most cases, patients can have this treatment on their first visit to the doctor, experiencing relief from hemorrhoidal pain almost immediately.

Benefits of the CRH O'Regan System

The CRH O'Regan System has a very high success rate (99.1 percent), and offers the following advantages:

  • Takes only a minute or two to perform
  • Can be performed in the doctor's office
  • Is a painless procedure for almost 100 percent of patients
  • Is only minimally invasive
  • Produces almost no bleeding
  • Results in 10 times fewer complications than other types of banding
  • Uses disposable, single-use applicators

This system can treat multiple hemorrhoids, but usually treats only one per office visit.

The CRH O'Regan System Procedure

During the procedure, the doctor wraps a small rubber band around the tissue just above the hemorrhoid. This is a location with very few nerve endings, so the patient feels very little discomfort. Where other banding methods use metal clamps, the CRH O'Regan System makes use of a suction device, which reduces the chances of pain and bleeding. In addition, doctors using the CRH O'Regan System are able to be extremely precise because they are working with very tiny devices.

Though gentler than previous techniques, the CRH O'Regan System procedure is equally effective in cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. Deprived of nourishment, the hemorrhoid shrinks and falls off. This process normally takes a day or two. Typically, patients are unaware of the elimination of the hemorrhoid and the rubber band, which simply get flushed away. The wound at the site heals completely within a week or two.

After CRH O'Regan System Treatment

Although almost no patients experience pain during the procedure, some patients may feel a fullness or dull ache in the rectum for 24 hours afterward. Over-the-counter pain medication is usually all that is necessary to relieve their discomfort. In fact, 99.9 percent of patients experience no pain at all after the procedure.

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