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Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization - The Latest Non-Surgical Way To Treat Hemorrhoids

Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy -  - Vascular and Interventional Radiologist

Midwest Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy

Vascular and Endovascular Specialist located in St. Louis, MO; Evergreen Park, IL; Chicago, IL; Swansea, IL.

Discover why patients are turning to this latest outpatient treatment for hemorrhoid problems

If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you’ll know only too well the pain and acute embarrassment that hemorrhoid symptoms can present.

You may have been told that dietary changes, band ligation and surgery are the only treatment options available.

But did you know that there is a proven, non-surgical way to eradicate the symptoms of hemorrhoids and get your life back on track?

Hemorrhoid artery embolization (HAE) is successfully used to stop the pain, bleeding and itching caused by grade 2 and 3 internal hemorrhoids.

Embolization treatment is;

  • Minimally Invasive
  • Results in fewer complications and,
  • Has a shorter recovery time

What Is Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization?

HAE is a non-surgical treatment that provides long-term relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Typically, a hemorrhoid forms when the veins around the anus or rectum become swollen or enlarged. HAE treatment cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid causing the vein to shrink and, thus, alleviates painful or embarrassing symptoms like bleeding, itching or discomfort.

Treatment is best used on grade 2 or 3 internal hemorrhoids when medications like antiseptic creams or germaloids have been unsuccessful; or when surgery is not an option. For these reasons, hemorrhoid artery embolization may be for you.

So, How Does It Work?

This procedure is typically performed by an interventional radiologist or vascular/endovascular specialist.

During this simple non-surgical, outpatient treatment, the doctor inserts a small catheter into the leg and the vessels that supply blood flow to the rectum. Once in place, the specialist uses state-of-the-art imaging techniques to release harmless tiny coils or microspheres via the catheter into the artery that feeds the problem hemorrhoid. This action temporarily blocks the vein, which, in turn, starves the hemorrhoid of blood, causing it to shrink.

This action results in the following;

  • an immediate stoppage of bleeding,
  • itching, and, in most cases,
  • discomfort.

Key Advantages Of HAE

The benefits of hemorrhoid artery embolization are many and include the following:

  • A simple 45-minute outpatient procedure
  • A short recovery period with little or no downtime
  • No tissue damage or rectal wounding
  • The maintenance of rectal continence
  • No need for general anesthesia, sutures, or overnight hospital stays
  • Low risk of problems after the procedure, and, in most cases,
  • Immediate relief from bleeding, itching or pain

Furthermore, research suggests that over 90% of patients who undergo HAE treatment have reported an improvement in hemorrhoid symptoms. Results are generally maintained for several months or more without requiring further treatment. Side effects (if any) are mild and typically resolve themselves in a matter of days.

Is Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization For You?

If you have grade 2 or 3 internal hemorrhoids and have tried other conventional treatments like sitz bathing, dietary adjustments, rubber band ligation or topical creams or don’t or can’t undergo surgery, HAE is for you.

Within a short time, Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization can help you out of discomfort and put your life back on track.


At the Midwest Institute of Non-Surgical Therapy (MINT), Dr. Akinwande is a board-certified interventional radiologist with extensive experience in the latest embolization techniques. He regularly treats various vascular and endovascular conditions, including hemorrhoids. Together with his team, they ensure you receive the quality and comforting care you deserve and will work to end your hemorrhoid problems fast!

Don’t let the symptoms of hemorrhoids ruin your life. Discover the benefits of Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization with just one click today!

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If you experience;

  • Anal bleeding
  • Feel full or uncomfortable
  • Experience the need to defecate often
  • Develop an intense itch in or around the rectum
  • Witness a mucosal discharge, or
  • Experience pain when going to the toilet

you may have hemorrhoids.

Come and talk to the team at MINT, Get your questions answered and discover whether Hemorrhoid Artery Embolization is right for you.

Book today