At Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, located in Leawood, Kansas, we specialize in state-of-the-art medical treatment and surgical options for hemorrhoids and other colorectal conditions.
Severe hemorrhoids often require special treatment, much of which is performed on an outpatient basis at our office.
Infrared Coagulation (IRC)
Infrared coagulation is a special procedure offered at Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center. IRC is a minimally invasive treatment option which received FDA clearance in 1984. Various medical trials have shown IRC to be the best non-operative hemorrhoid treatment choice. The procedure is quick, effective, well-tolerated by most patients, and there are fewer complications than with other treatment options.
During the procedure, an IRC device emitting infrared light is focused on hemorrhoid tissues. This coagulates the vessel above the hemorrhoid, which causes it to shrink and retract. You may feel a slight warm sensation, but otherwise it is painless.
IRC usually requires 3-4 treatments done a week or two apart. The procedure only takes a few minutes and can be performed in your doctor’s office without any anesthesia or special preparation. It rarely produces discomfort, and you can return to your normal activities the same day as the treatment.
When internal or external hemorrhoids fill with blood clots, they can become painful and tender. A thrombectomy – a minor procedure – is often used to treat this condition. If this is not effective, surgery may be performed in the form of a hemorrhoidectomy.
Rubber Band Ligation
One of our specialties is a procedure known as rubber band ligation (banding). This treatment works effectively on internal hemorrhoids that tend to protrude during bowel movements. It involves the placement of a small rubber band over the hemorrhoid which cuts off its blood supply. Within a few days, both the hemorrhoid and the band fall off and the wound heals within a month’s time.
The banding itself only takes a few minutes and can be performed without any anesthesia or special preparation. You may experience mild discomfort and bleeding, and the procedure may need to be repeated to be totally effective. Some restrictions may apply to this treatment, but you can discuss them with your Physician before undergoing the procedure.
This surgical procedure is designed to remove severe or extensive internal and external hemorrhoids. It is the most effective treatment for hemorrhoids. There are several types of hemorrhoidectomies:
- Closed hemorrhoidectomy is the most common consisting of excision using a scalpel, scissors, electrocautery, or laser followed by wound closure with absorbable suture.
- Open hemorrhoidectomy involves the same type of excision as the closed procedure, but the incision is left open.
- The rubber band ligation (see above).
Other conditions for which we provide effective treatment include:
- Anal Abscess/Fistula
- Anal condyloma
- Anal Fissure
- Bowel Incontinence
- Crohn's Disease
- Colon Polyps
- Colonoscopy / Colon Cancer Screening
- Colorectal Cancer
- Pilonidal Disease
- Pruritus Ani
- Rectal Prolapse
- Skin Tags
Hemorrhoid and Colorectal Care in the Kansas City Area
At Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Leawood, Kansas, our board-certified and experienced Physicians offer advanced surgical and non-surgical care for patients with disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus provided in a caring and compassionate manner. To schedule an appointment, call us at (913) 451-0600 or use our secure, online request an appointment form to schedule your visit.