Hemorrhoids non-surgical Treatment - Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic

Rubber band ligation is a treatment in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at the base with rubber bands, thus cutting off the hemorrhoid's blood supply. Only internal hemorrhoids are treated with this method. A doctor puts an anoscope (a viewing instrument) into the anus to do this surgery.

Hemorrhoidal Banding:

Hemorrhoids are like pockets that contain swollen blood vessels. Uncomfortable and common but treatable. One of the easy and successful non-surgical treatments is rubber band ligation. The hemorrhoid is clamped at its base to cut-off blood flow. This treatment is for internal hemorrhoids.


  • After the failure of home remedies and medical treatments
  • Increasingly itchy and painful
  • Bleeding
  • >40 years old and If you have a family history of colon cancer, your doctor will perform a complete colon examination before recommending hemorrhoid banding


Tell your doctor about all of your prescribed medications.

If the surgery is done under anesthesia, you must fast for many hours before the procedure. It's a rather simple process, but it's a good idea to have someone drive you home and stay with you for a day or two afterward to assist you around the house. This can help you prevent overstretching, which can lead to problems.


It is generally an outpatient process, which means you won’t need to stay in a hospital.

You'll be given anesthesia or have a topical anesthetic applied to your rectum before the treatment. General anesthesia may be required if the hemorrhoids are really painful.

The doctor will insert an anoscope (a short tube with a light at the end) into your rectum until it reaches the hemorrhoid after you lie down on your left side. The doctor next inserts a ligator, a tiny instrument, into the anoscope. To restrict the blood flow, one or two elastic rubber bands will be placed at the base of the hemorrhoids.

The procedure takes a few minutes in general, although it may take longer if you have multiple hemorrhoids.

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After the procedure, it takes usually one to 2 weeks for the ligated hemorrhoids to dry, fall and pass unnoticed in stools.

For a few days after hemorrhoid banding, you may feel:

  • Slight discomfort
  • Gas
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Constipation
  • A stool softener or laxative may be needed. Streaks of blood in stools are normal for a few days (if blood persists or increases you should contact the doctor)


  • It is a relatively safe procedure
  • A few rare risks exist, including:
  • Infection
  • Fever and chills
  • Excessive bleeding during bowel movements
  • Problems urinating
  • Recurrent hemorrhoids

It is indicated that you refer to your doctor in such cases

If hemorrhoids persist or recur after several ligations then surgical resection is indicated.


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