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The Rafaelo® Procedure

The new, ground-breaking Rafaelo® Procedure has successfully treated over 2,000 patients in just a three year period with remarkable results and no known recurrence of symptoms.

Introduced in the UK in 2015, The Rafaelo® Procedure derives its name from its application, namely – the RAdio Frequency treatment of hAEmorrhoids under LOcal anaesthetic.

Prior to your treatment, you will meet Mr Mo Saeed, a highly experienced Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, who will discuss your symptoms and the procedure in detail and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

On the day of your treatment, you will arrive at your chosen clinic and be greeted by a friendly member of staff. Mr Saeed will make you feel comfortable, ready for the short procedure.

If required, you will be given a mild sedative to help you relax. A local anaesthetic will be applied to the area of your haemorrhoid. The Rafaelo® device, emitting a safe and relatively painless radio frequency energy, is then used to stem its blood supply and cause the haemorrhoid to contract. Your symptoms should improve almost instantly.

Most procedures take just a few minutes to complete and you will be able to walk out and leave the same day to get on with enjoying a haemorrhoid free life.

Benefits of Rafaelo® Procedure:
  • Minimal discomfort compared to other haemorrhoid procedures

  • Resume daily routine almost immediately

  • A relatively short walk-in, walk-out procedure

  • No aftercare required

  • Minimal chance of recurrence

What does the Rafaelo® Procedure cost?

For insured patients, BUPA currently offer reimbursement under code H5120 and others are expected to follow suit shortly. Please contact your insurance company for more information.

The Rafaelo® Procedure is also available as a self-pay treatment. A procedure typically costs in the region of £2,000 – £2,350.

There is limited access to this procedure on the The NHS at present. You will need to contact your GP to find out more information and be referred.

Find out more

To find out more about The Rafaelo® Procedure, please contact the Manchester Haemorrhoid Centre on 0161 495 7046.

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