Hemorrhoid Treatment via IRC

Prep Instructions

About Infrared Coagulation:
Infrared Coagulation (IRC) is mostly performed in an office setting to treat hemorrhoids. It is the preferred method of choice, because it is efficient, well tolerated by most patients, and has limited side effects. A small probe contacts the area above the hemorrhoid, exposing the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about a second. This coagulates the veins above the hemorrhoid causing it to shrink and recede. The patient may feel a sensation of heat very briefly, but it is generally not painful. Anesthetic is usually not required.

WHAT TO BRING AND DO PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Please bring your PHOTO ID and INSURANCE CARD.
  • You should plan on being at our facility for at least 45 minutes.
  • Read prep instructions THOROUGHLY.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must do so 3 business days prior to your appointment date or a cancellation fee may be assessed.

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
We have also added the Hemorrhoid Treatment by IRC Consent Form for your convenience to review, print at home and sign. Please note that if you do bring the signed consent form with you, the date on the form needs to match the date you are scheduled for your appointment. We cannot accept any other date listed.

Please contact our office at 303.604.5000 if you have any questions or concerns.