Infrared Coagulation (IRC):
IRC is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment option which received FDA clearance since 1984. Many
medical studies have shown IRC to be the optimal non-operative treatment of choice. It is fast, effective, well-
tolerated by patients and is associated with fewer complications than other modalities (rubber band ligation
IRC usually consist of 3-4 treatments done 1-2 weeks apart. The IRC procedure usually takes just a few
minutes and can be performed without any anesthesia or special preparation. IRC rarely produces discomfort
and most patients return to work the same day as their treatment.
The IRC device focuses infrared light on hemorrhoid tissues. This coagulates the vessel above the hemorrhoid
causing them to shrink and retract. Patients may feel a slight warm sensation but it is usually painless.
Rubber band Ligation (Banding):
Severe hemorrhoids may require special treatment, much of which can be performed on an outpatient basis.
The rubber band treatment works effectively on internal hemorrhoids that protrude with bowel movements.
A small rubber band is placed over the hemorrhoid, cutting off its blood supply. The hemorrhoid and the band
fall off in a few days and the wound usually heals within a month.
This procedure can consist of one treatment or multiple treatments and is done 1 month apart. The banding
usually takes just a few minutes and can be performed without any anesthesia or special preparation. This
procedure can produce mild discomfort and bleeding and may need to be repeated for a full effect. There
may be some restrictions associated with this treatment and can be discussed with the physician at the time
of the appointment.
Other conditions we provide treatment for:
Colonoscopy / Colon Cancer Screening