|Treating Piles Without Surgery - HET(TM) Bipolar System|
|Last edited on 5 Sep 2016 23:16|
|A Non Surgical Treatment for Early Grade Haemorrhoids. For patients with rectal bleeding but not prolapse, this method occurs a painless and effective means of control with less down-time. Haemorrhoid Energy Therapy (HET) is a form of thermal energy delivered precisely to the lining of the rectum above the haemorrhoid complex. This has the effect of causing reduction in vascularity and mild scarring.|
The HET bipolar System allows :
1. Consistent results
2. Low treatment temperatures - effectively controlled by a thermal sensing chip causing fewer complications
3. A single procedure done under conscious sedation in the day surgery setting
4. Minimal pain and faster recovery
This form of therapy is only effective for Grade I and II haemorrhoids as it cannot be used to manage prolapse of haemorrhoids out of the anal canal.
The HET bipolar system demonstrated effectiveness in single centre retrospective study with 23 patients. All patients tolerated treatment without complaints immediately following the procedure.
Kantsevoy S, Bitner M. Non surgical treatment of actively bleeding internal haemorrhids with a novel endoscopic device (with video). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Vol 78, No. 4: 2013. 649-653.
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