Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid Banding services offered in Anaheim, Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, CA

Hemorrhoid Banding

Internal hemorrhoids that fall out of the anus or bleed too much may need hemorrhoid banding to remove them. At Advanced Gastroenterology & Liver Institute in Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Huntington Beach, California, Tahmina Haq, MD, performs hemorrhoid banding to treat these bothersome hemorrhoids. The gastroenterologist is known for her patient-centered care and clinical expertise. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hemorrhoid banding.

Why do I have hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins found in the anus (external hemorrhoids) or lower rectum (internal hemorrhoids). They’re very common, and researchers aren’t certain of the exact cause. However, they theorize that hemorrhoids develop when there’s too much pressure on the veins.


The pressure may occur from constipation, straining during a bowel movement, or spending too much time sitting on the toilet. Hemorrhoids are also common in women during pregnancy. Your risk of developing hemorrhoids increases as you get older.


Treatment usually includes lifestyle changes like adding more fiber and fluids to your diet and reducing the amount of time you spend sitting on the toilet. Stool softeners and sitz baths also help.


When at-home care fails to improve your hemorrhoids or you have internal hemorrhoids that bleed too much or are prolapsed, you may need other treatments like hemorrhoid banding.

What is hemorrhoid banding?

Hemorrhoid banding is a treatment for internal hemorrhoids. During the procedure, your gastroenterologist at Advanced Gastroenterology & Liver Institute ties a rubber band around the hemorrhoid, cutting off blood circulation.


Without blood flow, the hemorrhoid clots and falls off.

What happens during hemorrhoid banding?

The gastroenterologist discusses your hemorrhoid banding procedure at your initial consultation so you know what to expect. It’s a relatively painless procedure most often completed at the office.


After properly positioning you for the procedure, the gastroenterologist uses a special tool that grasps the hemorrhoid and then quickly places the rubber band around it. They may repeat the procedure to treat other internal hemorrhoids as needed. 

What will I feel like after hemorrhoid banding?

You may have some discomfort and a feeling of fullness in your lower rectum following your hemorrhoid banding. The treated hemorrhoids fall off about 7-10 days after banding and may cause some bleeding.


Advanced Gastroenterology & Liver Institute provides you with instructions on how to care for the hemorrhoids after banding. Some people resume their usual activities right away, while others may need to take it easy for a few days.


You need to avoid lifting heavy objects and straining during a bowel movement for up to three weeks. 


Hemorrhoid banding is a quick procedure for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Call Advanced Gastroenterology & Liver Institute or schedule an appointment online to learn how hemorrhoid banding can help you.