What is HET?
HET uses technology referred to as the HET Bipolar System. The procedure is efficient, gentle, and simple to perform. It is a non-surgical option for hemorrhoids.
This procedure might be considered for internal hemorrhoids that are causing uncomfortable symptoms. The features of this procedure include:
- The patient experiences minimal pain
- Compression is consistent
- No surgery is necessary
- One procedure can treat multiple hemorrhoids
- The hemorrhoids respond quickly to treatment
- Collateral tissue damage is minimized since the heat used is relatively low in temperature
What to Expect with HET
Before the procedure, the doctor may administer light anesthesia. This helps to ensure optimal comfort as the hemorrhoid is treated.
To perform the procedure, the doctor will use the machine to apply a type of low-grade heat energy to the area that surrounds the hemorrhoids. The purpose is to decrease hemorrhoid inflammation and significantly limit blood flow to the hemorrhoid and the tissue immediately surrounding it. This will cause the hemorrhoid to die.
Following the procedure, patients should get a ride home if anesthesia was utilized. The doctor will inform about any activity restrictions. This procedure only takes a few minutes per hemorrhoid to complete.