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Revolutionary Hemorrhoid Treatment Brings Lasting Relief

TAMPA HEALTH CARE NEWS, SPRING 2007 EDITION, BY: MICHAEL J. SAHNO

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“I had hemorrhoid surgery several years ago,” says Elisha*, “and I didn’t want to go through that painful experience again.” Unfortunately, Elisha’s problems didn’t end with his surgery. “I also had to have colon cancer surgery in 2003,” he explains. “After that I had more trouble with the hemorrhoids. I was suffering with them for a long time.

“I had a lot of itching and pain and a little bleeding,” he says. “I was concerned about my condition, because I didn’t know if it was related to the colon cancer.” So Elisha decided to consult Linh B. Nguyen, MD. Most sufferers are understandably reluctant to try the available treatment options, some of which have traditionally been both painful and inconvenient. Studies estimate that hemorrhoid sufferers spend over $1 billion a year on medications and treatments of symptomatic hemorrhoids.

“For prevention, it’s good to have a high-fiber diet, such as fresh fruits and vegetables,” acknowledges Dr. Nguyen. “Other helpful measures include drinking adequate fluid daily and avoiding heavy lifting. However, change in habits alone may not effectively treat existing hemorrhoids.” Fortunately, Dr. Nguyen offers a revolutionary nonsurgical method for treatment of hemorrhoids that can be performed on an outpatient basis.

“Microcurrent Electrolysis is an FDA-approved technique to treat hemorrhoids,” explains Dr. Nguyen. “A low current is applied to the base of the hemorrhoid, causing a chemical reaction that induces the hemorrhoid to shrink. The procedure is well tolerated by patients and does not require anesthesia.

“Hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in the rectum or anal canal, are extremely common,” notes Dr. Nguyen. “In fact, more than 50 percent of people age 50 or older have them to some degree.

The MCE treatment is:

    FDA approved.
    Well tolerated — no anesthesia required.
    No down time.
    No special preparation No painful surgery.
    Covered by most insurance and Medicare.
    Up to 90% effectiveness.

“The Microcurrent Electrolysis system is considered revolutionary because it is highly effective, safe, and people who have it done get relief from their hemorrhoids. It doesn’t cause the agonizing pain often associated with traditional hemorrhoid surgery and is also covered by most insurances and Medicare.”

The treatment is convenient and can be safely repeated as needed.

“There’s no need to take any special preparation to clear the bowels,” adds Dr. Nguyen. “Patients can have the procedure done and go back to work immediately, so there is no down time. The entire procedure takes approximately 20 minutes.”

“Some of my patients suffered miserably with hemorrhoids for 20 or 30 years, and the MCE treatment changed their lives. Comfortable again Fortunately, Elisha’s hemorrhoids did not indicate a more serious problem, and he got relief even before he was finished with his course of treatment.”

“I had to have several procedures before I really felt comfortable, but each one was a help. I got gradually better, “I’m happy and satisfied with the results,” he assures.” Elisha is glad he consulted Dr. Nguyen.

Dr. Nguyen did a great job,” says Elisha. “He’s really a nice guy, a very caring doctor. “I would highly recommend that people consider this treatment rather than surgery,”

*The patient’s name has been changed at his request.

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