- Video: Colonoscopy
Rubber band ligation of hemorrhoid
To remove a hemorrhoid using rubber band ligation, your doctor inserts a small tool called a ligator through a lighted tube (scope) in the anal canal and grasps the hemorrhoid with forceps. Sliding the ligator's cylinder upward releases rubber bands around the base of the hemorrhoid. Rubber bands cut off the hemorrhoid's blood supply, causing it to wither and drop off.