If you have symptoms of rectal bleeding, itching, discomfort, or anal pain, you may be one of the millions of people experiencing symptomatic hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum. They are very common and occur equally in men and women of all ages. There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. You may see them just outside the anal area or they may be hidden from view. Consult your physician to determine the best treatment option for you.
Rubber band ligation is the most widely utilized and most successful treatment for internal hemorrhoids. A rubber band is deployed at the base of an internal hemorrhoid. As the blood supply to the hemorrhoid is reduced, shrinkage and degeneration occurs. After a few days, the hemorrhoid and rubber band fall off and the patient heals naturally.
Over-the-counter topical creams and sitz baths are ineffective, costly, tedious, and are only temporary solutions that mask the symptoms. In fact, many topical creams contain steroids, which may cause thinning of the skin and other dangerous side effects.
Surgical approaches are very painful, expensive, and require anesthesia. They also lead to long uncomfortable recoveries and missed time from work.
After extensive research, SpaceBander® has improved and modernized rubber band ligation technique. The SpaceBander® is a very comfortable and modern rubber band ligation device. The non-surgical procedure is safe, effective, painless*, and takes less than 2 minutes1 in the comfort of your doctor’s office. Most importantly, SpaceBander® will remove your internal hemorrhoids and nagging symptoms.