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Surgery for rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse surgery will relieve rectal prolapse symptoms and improve faecal incontinence and constipation.

What is rectal prolapse?

It is a condition which commonly affects women particularly the elderly and those with an obstetric history. This condition is also seen in men but less frequently. It can manifest itself as awareness of the prolapse itself or indirectly with problems of faecal soiling and or difficulty in bowel evacuation, rectal bleeding.

How can rectal prolapse be treated?

There are a number of operations that could be carried out for rectal prolapse. The choices available depend on the individual patient and the type of prolapse and the patient’s general health. The approach could be abdominal (open/laparoscopic) or through the perineum (from below).  It does usually involve a general anaesthesia but there are some occasions depending on the approach when spinal anaesthesia is possible.

What does a typical recovery involve?

The average hospital stay could be anything from 24 hours to 1 week depending on the route of approach. Patients normally need to take 2 weeks off work but could resume routine day to day activity within 2 to 3 days following discharge from the hospital. The most common approach is either laparoscopic or perineal (from below) and therefore recovery is reasonably quick.

Repair of prolapsed rectum

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £4,566 Included £4,566
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £4,766

Specialists Offering Surgery for rectal prolapse

Mr David Andrew Evans

Consultant General Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Ed) MD, CST (EC), T(S), RCPathME.

BMI The Beardwood Hospital

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Mr Charles Evans

Consultant Colorectal and General surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS (gen. surg)

BMI The Meriden Hospital

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Mr James McCourtney

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

BSc, MB ChB,FRCS (Glas),FRCS (Gen Surg), MD

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Neil Keeling

Consultant General Surgeon

MB, BS (Lond 1988), FRCS (Eng 1992), MS (Lond 1997), FRCS (Gen Surg 1998)

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

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Mr Frank Smedley

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

MS, FRCS

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Anwar Owais

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBBS MD FRCS

BMI The Ridgeway Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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