Several modern techniques have been well-established in the treatment of the haemorrhoids to improve the classic surgical removal.
It is common knowledge that these classic techniques are very painful and they have slow recovery, even when the operation is done with such modern instruments as the laser.
Amongst the modern techniques, the elastic ligature, or ligature with elastic band, is considered ideal because of its security, fast recovery, simplicity and minimum chance of pain.
This technique consists on the suppression of the blood flow to the haemorrhoid tissue through an elastic ring previously stretched and located around a sucking capsule. This capsule provokes, the necrosis (destruction) of the haemorrhoid tissue causing its disappearance.
For most of the patients, three sessions of elastic ligature, with a month’s interval between each session, is normally enough to cure haemorrhoids.