Are you suffering from hemorrhoids but fear that a treatment procedure will be painful and the recovery time will be long? You’re not alone. Nearly half of the U.S. population has hemorrhoids at some point in their lifetime, and many of them avoid seeking treatment because of fear or embarrassment. But at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Knoxville, we put our patients quickly at ease by sharing some good news upfront.

The Good News

First of all, hemorrhoid “surgery” is no longer always surgery.

Many people have heard tales of horror about someone they knew who had hemorrhoid surgery. In the past, the most prevalent treatment for hemorrhoids was hemorrhoidectomy, or the surgical removal of hemorrhoids. This procedure typically resulted in a painful, weeks-long recovery time. However, hemorrhoidectomies are now necessary only in the most severe cases. Technological developments have led to the discovery of effective nonsurgical treatments for hemorrhoids, such as laser infrared coagulation. These treatments provide lasting relief without the need for stitches or surgery and are usually performed right in the office in just minutes.

Infrared coagulation works by exposing the hemorrhoid to warm infrared light, which stops the blood flow to the hemorrhoid and causes it to recede. The treatment itself takes only a few minutes, and a course of three or four treatments over a period of a few months may be required. Infrared coagulation gets rid of the hemorrhoid and provides lasting relief in 95% of the cases.

There’s no down-time.

According to Dr. C. Stone Mitchell, Medical Director of the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, treating hemorrhoids with infrared coagulation requires no down-time, unlike the painful procedures of the past. “People usually walk out of our office with big smiles saying they wished they’d done this sooner,” Dr. Mitchell says. They’re able to resume their usual activities right away.

No referral is needed and treatment is covered by insurance

No physician referral is required for a hemorrhoid treatment consultation nor is one required for treatment at Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center. You can schedule a consultation with our hemorrhoid treatment professionals today.  And, best of all, hemorrhoid treatments are normally covered by most insurance plans! Our staff is happy to assist you with any questions regarding your coverage specifically.

If it’s time for you to stop living with discomfort from hemorrhoids, call Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, the only dedicated non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment center in East Tennessee, today at (865) 588-9952 or request an appointment online.