The hemorrhoid treatment Dr. Cranford administers is called the “Keesey Technique” or negative galvanic treatment. It is the use of a special electrode that conducts a very low voltage, low milliamperage electrical current into the diseased hemorrhoidal tissue causing electrochemical destruction. Simply stated, the electronic action causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and shrivel up. This is accomplished with little or no pain and treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes.
The number of treatments is determined by severity of the hemorrhoidal disease. Treatment may easily be administered on consecutive days with as many as 3 to 4 treatments in a 24-hour period. The typical case with internal hemorrhoids may require 6 to 10 treatments. Side effects may include slight pain and/or bleeding, but the mucosa has no topical pain sensors allowing this treatment to be administered with little or no discomfort.
Dr. Cranford has recognized the need for milder but effective treatment to replace surgery and has, since 1975, dedicated himself to the treatment of hemorrhoids and other rectal diseases. He has administered over 80,000 (Keesey) treatments with few complications and very good outcome. This treatment offers patients a great alternative to conventional surgical procedures with a predictable outcome that is quite satisfactory.