Read our patient reviews and testimonials for The Rafaelo Procedure
Mr Alex Van Roon is a Superstar, he sorted out my Haemorrhoid issues, in 45 Minutes, extremely professional, extremely helpful and caring. I highly recommend this surgeon, if this is an issue that is a problem for you.
“After giving birth to three children, I have been plagued with very uncomfortable bleeding piles. I have had banding twice, but unfortunately this did not cure them. I was listed for a conventional haemorrhoidectomy, but having read about the long recovery period and painful operation, I decided to look for an alternative solution. I read about the revolutionary Rafaelo technique in a national newspaper and was delighted to learn that my local BMI hospital was offering the procedure. After a reassuring consultation with Mr Saeed, I was booked in for my procedure as a day case. I had no pain at all after the operation and the relief from piles was immediate. I was even able to go to work the next day. I would not hesitate to recommend the procedure.
I now have no piles so have no symptoms-fantastic!”
“I am 72 years of age and have suffered from haemorrhoids on and off for the past 25 years. I have tried banding on numerous occasions but whilst it seemed to work at the time, it was only temporary and the problems of bleeding and itching returned each time. I had a consultation with Mr Nick West at Spire St. Anthony’s in March 2016 who mentioned that he was due to start offering The Rafaelo Procedure and I jumped at the opportunity. I wouldn’t say it was pain free but it was completely tolerable with very little, if any, discomfort afterwards. Since then I have had no symptoms whatsoever, I am utterly delighted and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Rafaelo Procedure to others.”
“I am utterly delighted with my result so far – miraculous!!
I recently heard about the Rafaelo Method for treating haemorrhoids and having experienced a few years of discomfort with these horrid things I was very interested in finding out more about it. I was informed that it was completely different from the conventional surgical removal which friends had warned was a most unpleasant and painful experience with a 3-week recovery.
I made an appointment with Mr. Amin, a consultant at the Spire Hospital in Harpenden. He explained the Rafaelo Method to me in great detail and carried out this procedure on me five days later using only local anesthesia with mild sedation. It took about 15 minutes from start to finish and I went home a couple of hours later with hardly any discomfort.
Three days post-op I can honestly say that I have more-or-less forgotten that I have had anything done! I have had no “down-time” whatsoever and overall am delighted with the result.
I would highly recommend the Rafaelo Method to anyone with troublesome haemorrhoids. It’s brilliant!”
“I have been suffering from Haemorrhoids for almost 20 years and I couldn’t bear it any longer. I booked in for a HALO procedure but I was very nervous as I really didn’t want surgery. As my treatment date approached, I read about The Rafaelo Procedure. It sounded too good to be true but I simply had to find out more about it. I went to see a colorectal surgeon, Mr Nick West, at Spire St. Anthony’s – he recommended The Rafaelo Procedure and I trusted him. I cancelled the HALO and I haven’t looked back – it was a few months ago now but I can remember that there was no pain during or after the procedure and now I am fully cured. I am over the moon!”
I had the Rafaelo Procedure in March. I have had painful haemorrhoids for over 30 years after the birth of my 2nd child. I had exhausted the NHS options available and decided to pay for this treatment. It was absolutely amazing, no pain, during or after. 2 months later they have totally gone and this has made a massive difference to me. Surely this treatment should be available on the NHS as a large percentage of the population suffer with this problem.