Advantages of IRC:
√ No Hospital stay
√ No Anaesthesia
√ No Surgery
√ No Pain
√ No Blood Loss
√ Immediate return to your routine work
√ Safe in pregnancy and diabetes
There is no pain hence neither anaesthesia nor indoor admission is required.
It is the most common office procedure performed for hemorrhoids and is widely preferred over other methods because it is fast, painless and virtually free of complications. IRC uses infrared rays from a light source rays aligned to form a beam similar to a laser. A probe delivering the beam is placed in contact with area above the hemorrhoid exposing the tissue to a burst of infra red energy for about one second. Coagulation spots are created in which blood supply to the pile mass is interrupted.
The technology ensures that the beam does not penetrate more than 2 mm hence deeper tissues are not injured. The time (pulse) of one spot is usually 1.5 seconds. Each pile mass is treated with 3-4 spots. So the total time required is a couple of minutes. The application is done at an area where there are no sensations. Hence (except for a slight burning sensation in some cases), there is no pain. It is an out patient procedure i.e. no admission is required. The patient walks away from the treatment and can go to work straightaway. Over a period of time the piles are expected to reduce in size.