HET Therapy for Hemorrhoids in NYC
What is HET therapy for hemorrhoids?
HET therapy is a non-invasive and nonsurgical treatment for hemorrhoids that our gastroenterology team provides at Gotham Medical Associates. The HET system works by compressing the tissue and applying mild bipolar energy to your internal hemorrhoid. This prevents blood flow to the hemorrhoid area and results in much less pain, discomfort, bleeding, and other symptoms.
Does the HET procedure cause you any pain?
When compared to other nonsurgical hemorrhoid treatment options, HET is one of the least painful procedures to undergo. The treatment is applied to an area that has very few pain receptors and an anesthesiologist works with your doctor to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
Is HET the best treatment for hemorrhoids?
Because HET therapy is quick, non-invasive, painless, and offers a fast recovery, it has been known as one of the best ways to treat hemorrhoids. At our hemorrhoid surgery center, one of our experienced gastroenterologists quickly and safely performs HET, allowing you to return to your daily life almost immediately.
How can you prepare for HET therapy?
HET requires little preparation but will require some planning if you choose to be sedated for the procedure. In those cases, you’ll need to fast prior to treatment and arrange for someone to pick you up from our NYC gastroenterology center.
Do I have to treat my hemorrhoids?
Usually, hemorrhoids are viewed as annoying and painful, but not necessarily a medical problem. On the contrary, hemorrhoids can worsen over time and lead to serious medical issues. For example, when hemorrhoids bleed significantly, they can lead to anemia. It is important to visit a doctor if you experience hemorrhoids that cause severe pain, bleeding, or causing other issues to your day-to-day wellbeing.