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Hemorrhoids causing pain or discomfort? Advanced G.I. LLC offers relief from hemorrhoids using our hemorrhoid banding treatment in Chicago, Illinois.

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids, or piles, occur when veins in the anus and lower rectum swell. Their cause is unknown, but they may be caused by straining muscles in bowel movements or from pressure during pregnancy. Many adults will need to have a hemorrhoid treated sometime during their life, and the likelihood of the condition increases with age. They can develop inside or outside of the rectum and anus and can cause pain, discomfort, swelling or bleeding around the site.

What is hemorrhoid banding?

Hemorrhoid banding is a treatment procedure performed by Dr. Michael Flicker, Dr. Carl Atallah and Dr. Daniel Berger in our office. Using a small litigator tool, our gastroenterologists can wrap rubber bands around the base of the hemorrhoid, where it attaches to the wall of the rectum or the anus. These bands block blood supply to the pile. Within time, the hemorrhoid will wither away, detaching and removing itself from the healthy tissue.

If you would like to learn more about hemorrhoid banding, call 773-598-5588 for an appointment at Advanced G.I. LLC. Our office team can answer your questions and schedule you an examination with our gastroenterologists today!