What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids, or piles, are caused when veins around the anus or rectum become swollen and inflamed, causing pain, itching and sometimes bleeding. They are extremely common—experienced by about one in three Americans. However, they can cause lingering, and painful, issues.
HAL-RAR – Hemorrhoidal Artery Ligation and Recto Anal Repair – is a new form of treatment for all grades of hemorrhoids.
Morbid changes in the anal region are becoming an increasingly widespread problem for the world’s population. Some 50% of people will suffer from hemorrhoidal disease at some stage in their life, however up until now, many of them have put off consulting their doctor because of the pain associated with the various treatment methods. Only now, after many years of stagnation in the development of surgical treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids, are new alternatives being developed that are changing the status quo. Innovative new procedures, such as HAL-RAR, take away patients’ fear and ensure they visit a doctor in the early stages – in particular those doctors offering such effective and vitually pain-free treatment. So make the most of this new option!
HAL (Hemorrhoidal Artery Ligation)
The HAL method is suitable for treating low to medium grade haemorrhoids, and is extremely effective in addressing the symptoms of haemorrhoidal disease. The ligations serve to reduce the arterial blood supply, causing the haemorrhoidal cushions to shrink back to normal size. This method can be carried out with ease using the RAR Flexi Probe.
- The handle with the RAR Flexi Probe is introduced into the rectum, then rotated slowly to search for arteries. The loudest Doppler signal indicates the center of the artery.
- Once the first artery has been found, it is ligated using an A.M.I. Suture.
- The handle is then turned again to locate further arteries. Once found, each artery is ligated as described in step 2.
As a rule, between five and eight arteries will be found during the procedure. However, this number can vary from patient to patient, and will also depend on the severity of the hemorrhoids in each case.
The RAR method is used to treat the prolpasing hemorrhoids that occur during more advanced stages of the disease. RAR involves one or more mucopexies of prolapsing mucosa, carried out after the hemorrhoidal arteries have been ligated.
Each of these procedures helps patients resume pain-free and comfortable lives relatively quickly. If you are experiencing any hemorrhoid discomfort, don’t wait to get help. Ideal Body Institute is here to make sure you return to life before hemorrhoids as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
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IRC: Infrared Coagulation Therapy
Infrared photocoagulation (also called coagulation therapy) is a medical procedure used to treat small- and medium-sized hemorrhoids. … Heat created by the infrared light causes scar tissue, which cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid.
Infrared coagulation (IRC) is the most widely used office treatment for internal hemorrhoids and is preferred over other methods because it is fast, well-tolerated by patients, and virtually problem-free. A small probe contacts the area above the hemorrhoid, exposing the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about one second.
For infrared coagulation, the cost per treatment usually ranges from $400 to $500, with an average of four treatments required, for a total of about $2000 to $3,000. Hemorrhoid treatment may be covered by your health insurance.
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