Haemorrhoid Banding 

Haemorrhoids, often called piles, are areas in the anal canal where tissue containing blood vessels have become stretched or swollen.

Haemorrhoids can be internal i.e. inside the anus, or external at the anal opening. Increased pressure on the blood vessels of the lower rectum cause them to swell or stretch. The increased pressure can come from constipation, straining as you move your bowels, obesity, diarrhoea, pregnancy, heavy lifting or even prolonged coughing or sneezing.Often there is no obvious cause for the development of haemorrhoids.

The most common symptoms are bleeding, protrusion, discomfort and itching, and sometimes a mucous discharge.


You will be asked to come in at least one hour before your procedure. This is for admission purposes which may include:

  • Medical Assessment
  • Administration of enemas


You should mention:
• An allergy or bad reaction to medicines or anaesthetics
• Taking medication to thin your blood including Warfarin, Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Aspirin or antiplatelet medication:
 e.g. Clopidogrel or Ticagrelor. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking these medications prior to your procedure or you may be
 given an alternative dose.
• Prolonged bleeding/clotting disorders or excessive bruising

If you have any queries please contact our Endoscopy Clinic or after hours the Duty Manager on 09 623 5700

Because sedation is generally used during the procedure it is important that you do not drive or operate machinery for 12 hours afterwards. Please arrange for someone to drive you home at the end of the examination.

Payment Details

  • We advise you to apply to your insurance company for prior approval before your admission. (except Southern Cross members )
  • Bring your prior approval number or letter to your appointment
  • Your account will be given to you on completion of your examination to forward to your insurance company for settlement
  • If you do not wish to apply for prior approval or do not have medical insurance we will calculate an estimated total cost of your procedure, which will be charged on admission
  • On completion of your stay your account will be processed and the amount adjusted accordingly. The total amount charged varies from patient to patient and any extra charges will be expected to be settled on discharge