Jeffrey M. Loria, MD
Gastroenterologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
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 are 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. When these veins become engorged and swollen a variety of symptoms can 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?
- Painless or painful rectal bleeding
- Itching or irritation in the anal region
- Constipation and a sense of incomplete evacuation of bowels
- Pain, discomfort, leakage, swelling, or lump in the anal region
How are hemorrhoids treated?
A proper diagnosis is essential to any hemorrhoidal treatment plan. This starts with an in office consultation and examination, and then a discussion of the treatment options.
Conservative measures include diet and lifestyle changes, topical creams and suppositories, and warm baths. Unfortunately, these measures when helpful, are often only temporary. The truth is that most home and over the counter hemorrhoidal treatments really don’t work. If you want to get rid of hemorrhoids once and for all, then Dr. Loria offers two solutions:
Hemorrhoid Banding: The CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Removal System
The CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Removal system offers patients a permanent solution to the
problems associated with hemorrhoids and anal fissures through a process called hemorrhoid ligation. Much less invasive than hemorrhoidectomy surgery, hemorrhoid ligation, also called hemorrhoid banding, is a simple process that is performed in our office in just minutes, does not require anesthesia or sedation, is done with no or little discomfort, and patients returning to work the same day.
Effective for the treatment of both internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids, hemorrhoid banding offers patients a permanent and painless solution to the discomfort and recovery time associated with other hemorrhoid removal options.
To learn more about how hemorrhoid banding and the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Removal
System can take care of your hemorrhoids once and for all, visit their website at
HET Bipolar System
The HET™ bipolar system is a proprietary technology that allows for the gentle, simple, and effective treatment of all symptomatic grades I and II hemorrhoids in a single procedure.
The treatment targets the area above the dentate line in the rectum, and its low treatment temperature minimizes collateral tissue damage.
Hemorrhoid energy therapy using the HET™ bipolar system is an efficient procedure with minimal discomfort to the patient.
Dr. Loria performs HET at Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, located on Lexington Avenue between 97th and 98th street. The procedure can be performed with or without sedation and patients generally return to work the same day.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Loria has been my primary doctor for years. He has helped me in so many ways to have a better and healthier life."
"Dr. Loria is calm, cool and collected and not an alarmist, but when something needs attention he doesn't miss the mark."
"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."
"Doctor Loria is thorough in his exam and explains the patient's medical condition with clarity and in an accessible manner."
"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."
"Professional and attentive, would recommend to others in search of a good gastro specialist."