Rectal bleeding from Internal hemorrhoids can be treated by Banding, Infra red, or electrocautery. Performed in the Eatontown office
Banding hemorrhoid treatment can also be performed at the time of a colonoscopy if rectal bleeding hemorrhoids are encountered.
An infra red wand is inserted into the rectum through an anoscope, generally without sedation. A succession of quick burns are made above the hemorrhoid ring over the span of 2-3 minutes.
In electrocoagulation precise burns are made under the direct visualuzation of the colonoscope above the hemorrhoidal ring as the scope is u-turned in the rectum to look back at the hemorrhoids from the inside to out. A soft cautery probe is then used to create the burn which will scar and choke off the feeding blood vessels to the hemorrhoids.There is never any pain with this technique .