Frequently Asked Questions
What is Electrocautery and/or Infrared Coagulation?
 
  Electrocautery (EC) or Infrared Coagulation (IRC) has been shown to be an effective treatment for internal anal warts, low-grade (LSIL) and high-grade (HSIL) anal intraepithelial neoplasia. The treatment involves the application of a hand held tip directly to the abnormal lesions. The heat source destroys the surface cells, which can then be removed. It can be done as an office treatment with minimal discomfort. Post-treatment recovery is brief and there are fewer risks than with surgical intervention. Extensive disease may require additional treatments. A follow-up HRA is scheduled three to six months following the procedure. If there is too much to treat in one session, your treatment may be completed at the next visit.