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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.

Surgery cost for the repair of a 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 Petr Hanek

Consultant General / Colorectal Surgeon

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Mr Nitin Modi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS Orthopaedics FRCS (T&O), MS Orthopaedics, MRCS, FCPS Orthopaedics, Diploma Orthopaedics

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

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Mr Andrew Renwick

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBChB, MD, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (IntColl), FST

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Pasha Nisar

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

MA (Cantab), MB BChir, DM, FRCS

BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital 1 more BMI The Runnymede Hospital

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Mr Arun Shanmuganandan

Consultant General & Colorectal surgeon

MBBS, MS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd, FRCSEng

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Mr Abhay Chopada

Consultant General Surgeon

MS, MSSc, FRCSI, FRCS, FRCS (Gen)

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 2 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI Syon Clinic

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