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Why not cut out the middleman and come straight to the specialist for hemorrhoid treatment?

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists

A man who came in for an appointment recently had been told by his primary care physician that he had 10 hemorrhoids and they were all protruding.

After asking him a series of questions, I told him it didn’t sound like that was happening at all. You see, it’s not anatomically possible to have 10 hemorrhoids. Three is the most you can have.

Another patient was told by her physician she would need surgery for her hemorrhoids. I was able to determine she could find relief without that level of intervention.

The moral of these and many other stories I hear from people after they’ve seen other doctors is that most doctors don’t know a thing about hemorrhoids.

Just like I haven’t been trained to identify and treat retinal detachment, most primary care doctors have not been trained to identify and treat internal hemorrhoids. Without the tools in their toolbox to adequately treat hemorrhoids, they typically refer their patients to surgeons. Surgeons are trained to perform surgery, so that’s what they may recommend.

Why not cut out the middleman and come straight to the specialist?

I’ve treated thousands of people for hemorrhoids, without surgery, and I know I can help you, too.

I offer two, non-surgical methods to treat hemorrhoids. One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, improving inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to remove larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do, and since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.

There is virtually no pain, no prep needed, there are no major restrictions, and you don’t have to take time off of work. Our procedures are also covered by insurance.

To reach Dr. David Gutman of Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists, call 216-772-4653. He has two office locations: 25200 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 109, in Beachwood; and 2660 W. Market Street, Suite 250, in Fairlawn. To learn more, visit SensitiveCare.com.