Infrared coagulation (IRC) is a quick, easy, painless, non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment for hemorrhoids that works for about 90% of patients. The FDA-approved IRC procedure takes only 10 minutes per session and doesn't require any fasting, medication or other preparation. During the IRC procedure, the area directly above the hemorrhoid is exposed to a few short bursts of warm, painless infrared light. The blood in the small veins above the hemorrhoid absorbs the energy and dries out, or coagulates, cutting off blood flow to the hemorrhoid. We also perform hemorrhoidal banding, which involves wrapping an elastic band around the hemorrhoid to cut off the blood supply.