Patients with a rectal prolapse have a protrusion (prolapse) of the rectum through the anus. They may also experience symptoms such as a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, mucus drainage, anorectal pain, or fecal incontinence. A rectal prolapse is thought to occur due to a loss or weakness of the normal support structures for the rectum.
Laparoscopic Rectopexy is one of the surgeries used to repair a rectal prolapse. In this surgery, the rectum is restored to its normal position in the pelvis, so that it no longer prolapses (protrudes) through the anus. Usually, stitches are used to secure the rectum, often along with mesh. The term “laparoscopic” refers to surgery performed through very small “keyhole” incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscope–a small, telescope-like instrument containing a camera–is placed through an incision near the bellybutton in order to see the inside of the abdomen. The surgery is done using instruments placed via these small incisions.
PELVINIC’S APPROACH TOWARDS RECTAL PROLAPSE PROBLEM
Dr Sandip does laparoscopic rectopexy to returns the rectum to its correct position and fixes it in place with a piece of mesh.
Dr Sandip begins the surgery by locating the sigmoid colon and rectum. Next, the rectum will be freed from its surrounding structures and gently lifted into its proper position inside the pelvis. Stitches will be placed around the rectum to secure it in place. Mesh used along with the sutures. In some cases, it may remove a portion of your sigmoid colon. Finally, the pelvis will be rinsed out and the incisions will be stitched closed.