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Haemorrhoid Banding

Silicone bands are positioned to block the blood supply to the haemorrhoid, causing it to shrink.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 17th October 2023

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Our Consultant General Surgeons offer a number of treatments for haemorrhoids including banding, injections, haemorrhoidectomy and THD haemorridal artery ligation. You will need a consultation with your surgeon to discuss which type of haemorrhoid treatment is best for you.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for an banding of haemorrhoids at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with all known insurance companies, and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

Before considering treatment, it is important to be aware that all treatments carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with haemorrhoid banding.


Q. Are there any potential risks or complications with haemorrhoid banding?

As with all invasive procedures, there are potential risks or complications including bleeding, infection, urinary retention, or allergic reactions to medications. In rare cases, the rubber band may slip off too early or cause persistent pain. If you do experience severe pain, heavy bleeding, or any other concerning symptoms, you should contact your doctor immediately to seek medical assistance. It’s important that you discuss potential risks or complications with your consultant surgeon during your initial consultation.

Q. What is the recovery time for haemorrhoid banding?

The recovery time for haemorrhoid banding is usually minimal. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it can be common to experience some mild rectal bleeding, pain, or discomfort for a few days. It’s recommended to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and constipation during the recovery period.

Q. Are there alternative treatment methods to haemorrhoid banding?

There are alternative treatment methods for haemorrhoids, depending on the severity and individual circumstances. Some alternatives include lifestyle modifications (such as increasing fibre intake and staying hydrated), topical creams or ointments or surgical interventions like haemorrhoidectomy.

Q. Is haemorrhoid banding painful?

The procedure can cause minimal discomfort, as patients may experience a sensation of pressure or mild discomfort during the placement of the rubber bands. Following the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or a dull ache for a day or two. Your consultant surgeon will provide you with post-care instructions to help deal with any potential discomfort.

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