Rectal Prolapse

Rectal Prolapse Treatment


Rectal prolapse treatment is available at CRSSNY. The condition occurs when the rectum protrudes through the anus. If surgery is required for treatment, we can perform a minimally invasive procedure with optimal patient outcomes.

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Rectal prolapse is a frequent problem we see here at CRSSNY. Essentially what happens is the rectum protrudes out through the anus and the symptoms typically are bleeding, pain, pressure and mucus discharge. It's very uncomfortable for patients. Rectal prolapse is seen in both men and women, though typically we see it more in older women who've had multiple childbirths. A lot of times patients come in thinking that they have hemorrhoids, however there's a significant difference between rectal prolapse and hemorrhoids. Once the diagnosis has been made of rectal prolapse, we start with diet modifications and lifestyle changes to avoid constipation and increasing the fiber in the diet as well as increasing the fluid that you're drinking throughout the day. However once rectal prolapse has started, it frequently doesn't improve with just diet modifications alone. When you're first diagnosed with rectal prolapse, we try diet modifications, increasing the fiber in your diet and increasing fluids. If this doesn't work, then surgery may need to be undertaken. When surgery does need to be undertaken, it can be performed through smaller incisions, minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopy or advanced robotic surgery or sometimes even through the rectum. The advantage of these procedures is that there's short hospital stay, less pain and rapid recovery. Here at CRSSNY we have extensive experience dealing with rectal prolapse and because of this our results are fantastic and the chances of this coming back again, our recurrence is very low. Because of our multidisciplinary approach not just the rectal prolapse can be addressed but all of the pelvic floor issues, requiring only one surgery which means quicker recovery and faster time back to normal life.

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