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  • Emergency & Urgent Care

    Is this an Emergency?

    In an emergency, seconds count. If you are alarmed by unusually severe symptoms, seek immediate care. Please call 911 if you feel your condition is life threatening. If a poison is involved, please call Grand Rapids Poison Control Center at (800) 222-1222.

    When to go to the Emergency Room When to go to Urgent Care
  • Hospital ER
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    Emergency Room Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • Directions to the ER

      5900 BYRON CENTER AVE SW

      WYOMING, MI

      (616) 252-7200

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  • Urgent Care

    Urgent Care Hours:
    Open 9 am - 9 pm, 7 days a week

    • Directions to Urgent Care

      4055 CASCADE RD SE

      GRAND RAPIDS, MI

      (616) 252-4010

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  • Hemorrhoidal Infrared Coagulation

    Infrared coagulation is a common office treatment for hemorrhoids and often preferred by patients because it is well-tolerated by patients and virtually problem-free. A small probe contacts the area above the hemorrhoid, exposing the tissue to a burst of infrared light for about one second. This coagulates the veins above the hemorrhoid causing it to shrink and recede. A hemorrhoid is a large vein, which drains many small veins. Blood flowing from these veins keeps the hemorrhoid full of blood and swollen, leading to pain and bleeding.

    Since the hemorrhoids are located in an area with a lot of sensitive nerve endings, it is too painful to coagulate the hemorrhoids directly. Fortunately, the small veins that feed the hemorrhoids lie in an area that has very few nerve endings and very little feeling.

joseph.weller@metrogr.org