Jeffrey M. Loria, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Jeffrey M. Loria, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Hemorrhoids Specialist

Hemorrhoids are more common than most people realize, with some 10 million Americans suffering from this condition at any given time. Leading gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey M. Loria, located on the Upper East Side in New York City, offers safe and effective treatment for hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids Q & A

What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoidal tissue is actually a natural part of everyone’s normal anatomy. The tissue, which lies within the anal canal and perianal area, consists of blood vessels. And it’s when these veins become engorged and swollen that uncomfortable, even painful, symptoms occur. Known as the varicose veins of the digestive tract, hemorrhoids can be internal (inside the anus) or external (under the skin around the anus). Hemorrhoids become more common as people age. In addition, pregnancy, obesity, sitting for long periods of time, chronic constipation, or heavy lifting are also common factors that can also contribute to the development of hemorrhoids.

What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?

Common symptoms of hemorrhoids include:
• Bleeding during bowel movements
• Itching or irritation in the anal region
• Pain, discomfort, swelling, a lump in the anal region

How are hemorrhoids treated?

The first step is determining and addressing the underlying cause of a patient’s hemorrhoids. For example, if constipation is the issue, dietary changes may be recommended. As for treating the hemorrhoids themselves, Dr. Loria always opts for conservative methods as the first-line approach, which in most cases are usually effective. These include warm baths, over-the-counter topical creams, or suppositories.

What is the HET Bipolar System and how does it treat hemorrhoids?

If conservative measures aren’t successful, Dr. Loria may recommend hemorrhoid energy therapy or HET. This is a minimally invasive, painless and highly effective procedure. The HET bipolar system uses low-temperature heat energy to decrease blood flow to the area and reduce inflammation. This treatment can be performed with or without sedation, is painless, and entails no downtime. All internal hemorrhoids can be eliminated at the same time, and are unlikely to return. Dr. Loria performs HET at his state-of-the-art facility, Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, located on Lexington Avenue between 97th and 98th street.


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    "Dr. Loria has been my primary doctor for years. He has helped me in so many ways to have a better and healthier life."

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    "Dr. Loria is calm, cool and collected and not an alarmist, but when something needs attention he doesn't miss the mark."

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    "Dr. Loria takes time to make sure you understand what he is going to do and then afterwards explains the results carefully. He is an excellent doctor."

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  • "Doctor Loria is thorough in his exam and explains the patient's medical condition with clarity and in an accessible manner."

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  • "In addition to being a superb clinician, Dr. Loria truly listens and is eager to know a patient as a human being. I have found him to be incredibly caring and helpful."

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  • "Professional and attentive, would recommend to others in search of a good gastro specialist."

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Jeffrey Loria, MD
111 East 88th Street, Suite 1A
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212-328-6199
Fax: (212) 517-4077
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