Hemorrhoid Banding is a non-surgical treatment for symptomatic internal hemorrhoids using endoscopic placement of a rubber band placed on the hemorrhoid in the rectum
What to Expect
You will be given medication through your vein to sedate you. The doctor will use an anoscope. It is inserted into the rectum to allow access to the hemorrhoid. This is a small tube with a light on the end. A small tool called a ligator is inserted through the anoscope. The ligator will be used to place a rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid. This restricts blood flow to the hemorrhoid. If you have more hemorrhoids, the doctor will continue this process for all of them.
If you have any blood clots, the doctor will remove them during the procedure. In most cases, hemorrhoid banding will only take a few minutes. If you have several hemorrhoids, it can take longer.