bicycle-rider-1107345_960_720It’s summertime in East Tennessee, and in anticipation of getting out onto the greenways or into the Smokies, people are tuning up their bikes or lacing up their hiking shoes. However, if you suffer from hemorrhoids, just the thought of biking, hiking, or even walking can make you cringe. But it doesn’t have to be this way. At Knoxville’s Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center you can get quick and lasting relief so that you can enjoy your summertime activities without delay.

If you’re like many people who suffer from hemorrhoids you may not realize there’s a non-surgical, quick, and lasting treatment option. Most likely you’ve heard about a hemorrhoidectomy, which is a surgical procedure to surgically remove hemorrhoids. However, in all but the most severe cases, surgery may not be necessary.

Painless non-surgical laser treatment

Infrared coagulation (IRC) is a non-surgical treatment that eliminates the internal source of a hemorrhoid with just a few short bursts of laser light. The procedure is painless, requires no anesthesia, incisions, or stitches, and is performed right in the physician’s office. No referral is needed, and insurance typically covers the treatments.

According to Dr. C. Stone Mitchell at the Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, infrared coagulation is approximately 95% effective in eliminating hemorrhoids. Dr. Mitchell explains that the procedure takes only a few minutes, and there’s no recovery period or down time. Depending on each particular patient, a series of 3 or 4 quick treatments over the course of a 2 to 4 month period may be required to eliminate the source of each hemorrhoid and bring you lasting relief.

If you’d like to see how infrared coagulation can help you enjoy your summertime activities free from hemorrhoid pain, call Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center. It’s the only dedicated hemorrhoid treatment center in the Knoxville region. Call today at (865) 588-9952 or schedule a consultation.