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Rubber Band Ligation

What is Rubber Band Ligation?


Rubber band ligation is a procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid.  This treatment is only for internal hemorrhoids.

How is Rubber Band Ligation is Done?

To do this procedure, a doctor inserts a viewing instrument (anoscope) into the anus. The hemorrhoid is grasp with an instrument that resembles forceps, and a device places a rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid.


The hemorrhoid then shrinks and dies and, in about a week, falls off.  A scar will form in the place of the hemorrhoid, holding nearby veins so they don’t bulge into the anal canal.

Post Procedure

After the procedure, you may feel pain and have a sensation of fullness in the lower abdominal, or you may feel as if you need to have a bowel movement. 


Treatment is limited to 1 to 2 hemorrhoids at a time if done in the doctor’s office. Several hemorrhoids may be treated at one time if the person is under anesthesia. Additional areas may be treated in 4-to-6-week intervals.

If you believe you are suffering from hemorrhoids and want to relieve your discomfort, give our office a call at (860) 826-3880 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.  If appropriate and availability allows, a consultation appointment will be scheduled for you to be seen by one of our experienced physicians, generally, within a two-week timeframe of contacting the office.  Procedures are generally scheduled shortly thereafter.

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