The Keesey Non-Surgical Option The Keesey technique is also referred to as Direct Current hemorrhoid correction or Negative Galvanic hemorrhoid correction. The Keesey technique is employed to treat all Grades of hemorrhoids. This technology has been clinically proven to be greater than 85% effective in treating Grade I-III and some Grade IV hemorrhoids. The Keesey technique is a quick in-office procedure with no major side effects ever reported. Instead of using rubber bands to strangle hemorrhoid tissue, the Keesey technique utilizes an electrical current at a low frequency so most people never even sense the procedure. The current reduces hemorrhoids without the painful side effects of rubber band strangulation or the risks associated with surgery.
Many patients can find relief of symptoms after 1-2 treatments. The average patient seen has between 3-7 treatments to cure their hemorrhoid problems. Hemorrhoid resolution depends on the number of hemorrhoids and also the grade (or severity) of the hemorrhoids. Health of the rectal tissue is also important and therefore underlying rectal and gastrointestinal disease/disorders can influence the effectiveness and response time of the treatment. Contraindications to Keesey Treatment include: pregnancy, pace maker and/or defrillator implant, bleeding disorder, anticoagulant therapy, active anorectal infection, inflammatory bowel disease, lower abdominal/lower quadrant transplant patients and purely external hemmorrhoids. It is best to seek the Keesey treatment before the hemorrhoids become grade IV (most advanced) hemorrhoids. Surgery is often avoided by people who undergo the Keesey treatment, although in some cases, surgery can not be avoided. The Keesey treatment offers a very high rate of treatment, minimal side effects and long term cure which makes it an excellent non-surgical option.
·Practically pain free ·Effective on all grades of hemorrhoids ·Quick in-office procedure ·Can return to work immediately after procedure ·Research proven effectiveness ·Been used by doctors for over 85-years
Cost =Contact our office for current prices. We keep our out-of-pocket fees very low to support our patients with no insurance or whom are under insured. Many insurance companies cover this procedure, but do not allow us to bill directly. Dr. Mathieson would be considered an out-of-network provider and therefore would require a referral from your PCP to allow for reimbursement. Visits are required to be paid at time of service but we encourage you to submit them to your insurance for reimbursement.
If you are interested in the Keesey non-surgical hemorrhoid corrective procedure you should make a free 10-minute consultation with Dr. Mathieson to discuss the procedure. If you have insurance, you should request a referral from your PCP. If your PCP has questions we are happy to converse directly with them.
What are Hemorrhoids? A precise definition of hemorrhoids does not exist, but they can be described as masses or clumps (?cushions?) of tissue within the anal canal that contain blood vessels and their surrounding, supporting tissue made up of muscle and elastic fibers. The anal canal is the last four centimeters through which stool passes as it goes from the rectum to the outside world. The anus is the opening of the anal canal to the outside world. Although most people think hemorrhoids are abnormal, they are present in everyone. It is only when the hemorrhoidal cushions enlarge that hemorrhoids can cause problems and be considered abnormal or a disease.
Prevalence of Hemorrhoids
Although hemorrhoids occur in everyone, they become large and cause problems in only 4 percent of the general population. Hemorrhoids that cause problems are found equally in men and women, and their prevalence peaks between 45 and 65 years of age.
Anatomy of Hemorrhoids
The arteries supplying blood to the anal canal descend into the canal from the rectum above and form a rich network of arteries that communicate with each other around the anal canal. Because of this rich network of arteries, hemorrhoidal blood vessels have a ready supply of arterial blood. This explains why bleeding from hemorrhoids is bright red (arterial blood) rather than dark red (venous blood), and why bleeding from hemorrhoids occasionally can be severe. The blood vessels that supply the hemorrhoidal vessels pass through the supporting tissue of the hemorrhoidal cushions. The anal veins drain blood away from the anal canal and the hemorrhoids. These veins drain in two directions. The first direction is upwards into the rectum, and the second is downwards beneath the skin surrounding the anus. The dentate line is a line within the anal canal that denotes the transition from anal skin (anoderm) to the lining of the rectum. Formation of Hemorrhoids
If the hemorrhoid originates at the top (rectal side) of the anal canal, it is referred to as an internal hemorrhoid. If it originates at the lower end of the anal canal near the anus, it is referred to as an external hemorrhoid. Technically, the differentiation between internal and external hemorrhoids is made on the basis of whether the hemorrhoid originates above or below the dentate line (internal and external, respectively).
As discussed previously, hemorrhoidal cushions in the upper anal canal are made up of blood vessels and their supporting tissues. There usually are three major hemorrhoidal cushions oriented right posterior, right anterior, and left lateral. During the formation of enlarged internal hemorrhoids, the vessels of the anal cushions swell and the supporting tissues increase in size. The bulging mass of tissue and blood vessels protrudes into the anal canal where it can cause problems. Unlike with internal hemorrhoids, it is not clear how external hemorrhoids form.