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Hemorrhoids Specialist

Jay P. Diliberto, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Huntington Beach, CA

About half of people over 50 have hemorrhoids. As the foremost hemorrhoid specialist in and around Huntington Beach, California, board-certified gastroenterologist Jay P. Diliberto, MD, uses industry-leading techniques to provide the highest standard of care for this uncomfortable condition. For rapid results without a long recovery, book your appointment online or call the office of Jay P. Diliberto, MD Inc. to schedule your consultation now.

Hemorrhoids Q&A

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins outside the anus (external) or inside the rectum (internal).

Internal hemorrhoids generally cause painless bleeding. External hemorrhoids cause local irritation, itching, difficulty cleaning, and can occasionally clot or thrombose.

When do hemorrhoids require treatment?

Your hemorrhoids require treatment if they cause symptoms that don't fade after a few days of stool softeners or local care, which includes over-the-counter creams and ointment. 

How are hemorrhoids treated?

As the leading hemorrhoid specialist in Orange County, Dr. Diliberto uses the most advanced, proven techniques to resolve hemorrhoids. Treatment options include:

Redfield Infrared Coagulator (IRC2100™)

The Redfield IRC2100 system is an in-office treatment for small symptomatic internal hemorrhoids. Dr. Diliberto uses a hand-held device to deliver precisely targeted bursts of infrared light to the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply.

CRH O’Regan System 

The CRH O'Regan System is a nonsurgical, in-office banding system for internal hemorrhoids. The CRH O'Regan System uses light suction to place a band above the hemorrhoid to cut off its circulation. He is able to stop bleeding in over 95% of cases in 3 to 4 treatments each 2 weeks apart.

Sedation isn’t required for this painless treatment, and there are no downtime or activity restrictions after the procedure. 

Thrombosed hemorrhoids, if seen in the first day or two, are treated by local anesthesia, a small incision, and removal of the clot.  

If you have painful bleeding (pain as the bowel movement traverses the rectum), you may have an anal fissure. These are treated very differently from hemorrhoids. Dr. Diliberto and his expert team will differentiate these diagnoses and prescribe a specific treatment.

Dr. Diliberto recommends the ideal hemorrhoid treatment for you based on your symptoms and type of hemorrhoids. 

How can I prevent new hemorrhoids after treatment?

After your hemorrhoid treatment, Dr. Diliberto provides preventive care advice so you can avoid new hemorrhoids. Common strategies include:

  • Don't delay bowel movements
  • Don't sit on the toilet for a long period of time
  • Don't push or strain during bowel movements
  • Eat a healthy amount of fiber
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Keep your weight down
  • Stop or get up on long car, train, or plane rides and move around

With some simple changes to your lifestyle, you can boost your overall health and avoid hemorrhoid recurrence. 

If you're having hemorrhoid symptoms, you can trust the premier local expert for help. Call Jay P. Diliberto, MD Inc. or book an appointment online now.