Hemorrhoid banding is a treatment option for stubborn hemorrhoids that do not go away with conventional home treatments. Also called rubber band ligation, hemorrhoid banding involves cutting off blood flow to the hemorrhoid using a rubber band. This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure is generally a successful procedure for people looking to get rid of their hemorrhoids but have been unsuccessful with non-surgical options.
Hemorrhoid banding has a success rate of between 70% and 97% percent, depending on the type and grade of hemorrhoid. The procedure helps remove the hemorrhoids and can be effective at preventing them from returning. Hemorrhoid banding is not the best solution for every person and every case of hemorrhoids, but many people find the procedure to be the best option when other treatments fail. As hemorrhoids become more common with age, people tend to seek more immediate treatment of the hemorrhoid to avoid discomfort.