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Internal Hemorrhoid Band Ligation in New Lenox, IL

Are You Suffering from Hemorrhoids? Do You Seek a Non-Surgical Treatment? Rubber Band Ligation May be the Procedure for You. Our Experienced Doctor at SouthWest Gastroenterology Can Help. We are Located at 678 Cedar Crossings Drive New Lenox, IL 60451. Open 5 Days a Week. To Book an Appointment Call Us at (815) 584-0077.

Band- Ligation of Internal Hemorrhoids Procedure New Lenox IL

What is Hemorrhoid Band Ligation?

This is a procedure in which a patients’ hemorrhoid(s) is tied off at their base with rubber bands. This will result in cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid. This treatment should only be used for internal hemorrhoids.

How Is This Procedure Performed?

In order to do this procedure, your gastroenterologist will insert a viewing instrument into your anus. The hemorrhoid(s) are individually grasped with a medical device, and an instrument will place a rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid. This will allow the hemorrhoid to then shrink and die. In about a weeks’ time – It will fall off. A scar will eventually form in place of the hemorrhoid. This allows the scar to hold back any nearby veins so that they don’t bulge into the anal canal.

The procedure is typically done in our office. You will be asked by your gastroenterologist whether or not the rubber bands feel too tight. If the bands happen to be extremely painful, an injection may be administered into the hemorrhoids to numb them. After the procedure, you may feel some pain and have a sensation of bloating or fullness in your lower abdomen. Some patients have described it as a feeling of a needed bowel movement. Treatment is generally limited to treating 1 to 2 hemorrhoids at a time if done in the medical office. Several hemorrhoids may be treated all at one time if the patient has general anesthesia.

What Should I Expect from My Procedure?

The patient response to this procedure is different from person to person. Some patients are able to return to regular activities, making sure to avoid heavy lifting, almost immediately. Other patients may need 2 to 3 days of rest.

Pain is likely to maintain for 24 to 48 hours after your procedure. You may use acetaminophens, like Tylenol, and sit down in a shallow tub of warm water for 15 minutes at a time to help you relieve some discomfort. Also, to reduce the risk of bleeding, avoid taking aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for about 4 to 5 days before and after your procedure.

Bleeding may occur for up to 7 to 10 days after surgery, that is when your hemorrhoid(s) will fall off. Bleeding however, is usually very light and will stop by itself. Our doctor may recommend that you take stool softeners containing fiber and drink more fluids after your procedure to help ensure that you have smooth bowel movements. Straining and pushing during bowel movements can cause your hemorrhoids to return.

Our gastroenterologist Dr. Zahid Afzal is voted one of the best gastroenterologist in Will County by the readers of the Herald News for 2017! As your gastroenterologist, Dr. Zahid Afzal’s top priority is to deliver quality and customized care to all patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. We want you to be well informed of what is happening with your body. Call us today at (815) 584-0077, we are also conveniently located near you at 678 Cedar Crossings Drive New Lenox, IL 60451.