The Keesey Treatment
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Our primary treatment for hemorrhoids is not a "secret method." It doesn’t involve injections, surgery, or burning with heat or electricity. It is an electronic treatment with an "accepted practice" rating, however within the medical community, there are very few doctors who recognize its immense advantages over other treatment types. Interest in the Keesey Treatment faded in the 1930’s because it requires time, patience and skill, or "the consumption of much time in its application" (Keesey Treatment – History). It's no wonder it didn't become popular – after all, how many medical doctors have time in their busy practices to wield a handheld treatment tool patiently? But the staff doctors of our clinic saw the great benefits of this treatment method, and in fact have added many important refinements and expansions to its development over the years. Since the early days of the 1930's at Sandy Blvd Clinic we have given more than 10,000 Keesey treatments as part of our integrated treatment methodology. Our patients are very happy with their results.
During a treatment session, the electronic action of the tool’s tip causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and shrivel up. This is accomplished with little or no pain by a chemical change which takes place within the hemorrhoid itself. After a number of treatments, the hemorrhoidal mass has essentially pulled back into the rectal wall, leaving only a small scar.
Despite the misery they might have endured for weeks, months or years, everyone still appreciates getting finished quickly. The actual treatment time is around 5 to 7 minutes, and the overall treatment session usually takes less than 15 minutes. In a few cases during treatment there is a moderate discomfort experienced, but the patient seldom rises from the treatment table with anything unpleasant to remind him of his treatment.
Suffice to say, there is a very low incidence of side effects. Nothing else would be acceptable to me as a doctor.
After 10 to 14 days, it's very difficult to visually find the treatment site. That site is then permanently resistant to becoming hemorrhoidal again. Another area may enlarge in time under vascular (blood) pressure, but the treatment site is now a strong link in the chain.
But in practice, it’s fairly rare that I see people returning with hemorrhoids in other areas of the rectum. Long-term followup has shown very gratifying results.
There are other clinics around the US perform the Keesey treatment, but to my knowledge, none have specialized in it to the degree that we have over the last 70 years. Many subtle considerations that come into play, guiding exactly how I perform each treatment. Each will differ from the last patient and even the last treatment on the same patient. It’s something of an art but its success is based entirely on science.
Two special notes : First, thousands of people today are bravely trying to live with their hemorrhoids because a doctor has told them they are unfit for standard surgery due to chronic debilitating disease, such as cardiac (heart) disease, diabetes, etc, or past rectal surgery. To these people as well, I offer hope and options, as our approach involves only low-risk, low-trauma procedures that are easy to tolerate. Read more about contraindications and having Keesey treatments after surgery.
Second, the possibility of cure is also offered to seniors regardless of their age. Some have been successfully treated here in their 80’s and 90’s.
For other rectal diseases there are other types of treatments required besides the Keesey Treatment described for hemorrhoids, but they are all "ambulatory,” meaning the patient is able to walk in, be treated, and walk out.
There are also medical conditions with which use of the Keesey Treatment is not recommended. These are called contraindications.