Hemorrhoids are a common affliction, affecting nearly half of the U.S. population at some point. What’s also common is the misperception that the procedures to remove hemorrhoids require surgery, which means stitches or staples and a painfully long recovery time.

This assumption is understandable, given that many men and women may have heard about their hemorrhoid removal surgeries from older relatives or friends. Before advanced laser removal technologies were developed, hemorrhoids were removed surgically with incisions that sometimes required stitches.

However, the good news is that there’s a proven way to treat hemorrhoids that is non-surgical, effective, and quick for all but the most severe cases. Infrared coagulation is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the source of a hemorrhoid with just a few short bursts of warm light. The treatment is painless and requires no anesthesia, incisions, stitches, or staples. It’s performed in the physician’s office in typically less than five minutes, and requires little to no recovery time.

How effective is infrared coagulation? According to Dr. Stone Mitchell, Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center’s specialist in non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment, it’s about 95% effective in most cases. To eliminate the source of hemorrhoids and bring you lasting relief, a series of 3 or 4 quick treatments over the course of a 2 to 4 month period is usually required. No referral is required and the procedure is typically covered by insurance.

If you’d like to see how infrared coagulation can help you, call Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, the only dedicated hemorrhoid treatment center in Knoxville, at (865) 588-9952 or schedule a consultation online. You don’t need to suffer from painful hemorrhoids when quick and lasting relief is just a call or click away.