CRH Medical introduces non surgical hemorroid removal to Gastroenterology Fellowship program



    VANCOUVER, June 29 /CNW/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced
today that the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile
Alabama has completed a training program involving its Teaching Faculty and
Gastroenterology Fellows on the non surgical removal of hemorrhoids using the
CRH O'Regan Banding Technology. Commenting on the incorporation of this
training program into its Fellowship Program, University of South Alabama
Professor of Medicine, Dr. Jack Di Palma said "This program enhances our
training curriculum and enhances our Fellowship education program. I would
encourage other Fellowship Programs to take advantage of it. Our Fellows
enjoyed the training, and will continue to put these skills to good use as
their careers progress." Dr Di Palma further stated "Hemorrhoids used to be a
nuisance; we now have a proven treatment modality that benefits our patients
as well as our practices."
    There are currently 162 Fellowship Programs operating in the US. CRH is
making this same educational program available to each of these Fellowship
Programs. The Company believes that a partnership between itself and
gastroenterologists allow for an outstanding continuum of care for patients.

    About CRH Medical Corporation:

    CRH Medical Corporation specializes in the treatment of hemorrhoids
utilizing its proven treatment protocol and patented proprietary technology.
CRH's single use, disposable, hemorrhoid technology is safe and highly
effective in treating hemorrhoid grades I - IV. CRH Medical employs two
commercialization strategies: First, it operates Centers for Colorectal Health
facilities in the United States specializing in the treatment of hemorrhoids
and fissures, and colon cancer screening. In addition CRH distributes its
hemorrhoid banding technology, treatment protocols, operational and marketing
expertise as a complete, "turn key" package directly to its partner
physicians. The Company's goal is to establish the CRH hemorrhoid technology
as the standard for hemorrhoid treatment.

    About University of South Alabama:

    USA Gastroenterology is an academic division of the Department of
Medicine whose mission is teaching, research, and patient care. The division
is responsible for teaching gastrointestinal, nutritional, and hepatology
physiology and pathophysiology to medical students, residents, and fellows, as
well as to attending physicians for continuing education. Supervised
consultation concerning digestive disorders is available throughout the
Academic Health Center at USA Medical Center, Infirmary West, USA Children's
and Women's Hospital, and their private practice located within the Digestive
Health Center at Infirmary West.

    The information in this news release contains so-called "forward-looking"
statements. These include statements regarding CRH Medical expectations,
beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, which may be indicated by
words or phrases such as "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "will", "we
believe", "CRH Medical believes", "management believes" and similar language.
All forward-looking statements are based on CRH Medical current expectations
and are subject to risks and uncertainties and to assumptions made.

    
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    or accuracy of this release.
    




For further information:

For further information: Dean Linden, Corporate Communications, CRH
Medical Corporation at (604) 633-1440 or ir@crhmedcorp.com; Additional
information may also be found by visiting the Company's website at
www.crhmedcorp.com or the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com


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