HET™ Bipolar System

Gentle, simple and effective non-surgical treatment for symptomatic Grades I and II Internal Hemorrhoids

  • Its patented design allows treatment of all hemorrhoids in one procedure.
  • The treatment targets the area above the dentate line and its low treatment temperature minimizes collateral tissue damage.
  • Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy, using the HET™ Bipolar System can be completed quickly with minimal pain to the patient

Treatment Results

Below is a representation of results from one treatment session of several large internal, symptomatic grade I hemorrhoids.

treatment-results

Nonsurgical treatment of actively bleeding internal hemorrhoids with a novel endoscopic device

AUTHORS Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD, PhD and Marianne Bitner, CRNA
JOURNAL Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2013; Volume 78, No 4

BACKGROUND

Internal hemorrhoids often present with bleeding, prolapse, and other symptoms. Currently used nonsurgical treatment modalities have limited effectiveness and usually require several treatment sessions.

METHODS

  • Analysis of medical records of 23 patients treated with the HET™ Bipolar System at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland from August 2011 through February 2013
  • Patients with mild, moderate, or severe actively bleeding grade I and grade II internal hemorrhoids were treated.
  • Patients who needed therapeutic anticoagulation, had an underlying bleeding disorder, or a platelet count < 50,000 platelets were excluded
  • After the procedure all patients were discharged and returned to clinic one month later. Follow up phone calls occurred at 3, 6, and 12 months post procedure

RESULTS

  • None of the 23 patients treated with HET™ Bipolar System reported hemorrhoidal bleeding or prolapse at the average follow up of 11.2±4.7 months
  • Of the five patients who were treated without sedation, none complained of pain or rectal discomfort during the procedure
  • All patients denied pain or discomfort after the procedure and no patients asked for analgesics post procedure

CONCLUSION

  • Effective treatment with HET™ Bipolar System may require only 1 therapeutic session
  • Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy using the HET™ Bipolar System can be performed quickly and easily with minimal pain or discomfort to the patient.
  • HET™ Bipolar System is safe and demonstrated resolution of bleeding and prolapse of grades I and II hemorrhoids after an average of 11.2 months follow up.

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