La Peer Health Systems Launches New Website Dedicated to Treatment of Hemorrhoids

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La Peer hopes its new hemorrhoid site will serve as a valuable resource for people suffering with this painful and embarrassing condition, and encourage them to seek the needed treatment.

Our hope is that the new site will help lessen the stigma associated with hemorrhoids, and encourage sufferers to get the help they need.

La Peer Health Systems, a multi-specialty surgery center in Beverly Hills, recently launched a new website focused on the care and treatment of hemorrhoids. offers information about a variety of hemorrhoid-related topics including tips for preventing the condition and various surgical options for treating and removing hemorrhoids.

“Hemorrhoids can have a profoundly negative effect on quality of life,” said Dr. Gary Hoffman, the director of La Peer's brand-new Hemorrhoid Center of Excellence and a board-certified attending surgeon, with unique expertise in hemorrhoid treatment. “By launching this site, we hope to educate people about what they can do to prevent this condition and provide them with options for treating the hemorrhoids they already have.”

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that enlarge and develop in the lower rectum and anus as a result of increased pressure in and around the anal area. Although studies indicate that 75 percent of Americans will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, many people feel too embarrassed to pursue treatment.

“Our hope is that the new site will help lessen the stigma associated with hemorrhoids, and encourage sufferers to get the help they need,” said Dr. Maurice Elihu, a gastroenterologist at the Hemorrhoid Center of Excellence.

Widely regarded as a pioneer in the treatment of hemorrhoids, Dr. Hoffman and the team at the Hemorrhoid Center of Excellence offer a number of effective options for the removal of hemorrhoids including sclerotherapy, rubber band ligation, infrared coagulation, a type of hemorrhoidectomy called the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids, or PPH, and, a relatively new technique known as Transarterial Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization, or THD. According to Dr. Hoffman, this procedure offers fast relief from hemorrhoid pain and allows patients to return to everyday activities sooner than other treatment methods.

At, patients can find information about what to expect before, during and after a hemorrhoidectomy. The site also features a frequently asked questions page and testimonials from past patients.

“Our goal is that, after visiting our site, people suffering from hemorrhoids will better understand their condition and feel comfortable asking for help,” said Dr. Mark Davidson, another GI doctor at La Peer. “At the Hemorrhoid Center of Excellence, we don't want anyone to be too embarrassed to get the treatment they need.”

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 40 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, we offer comprehensive medical treatment that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. Our 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

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