Laparoscopic rectopexy is a surgery to repair a rectal prolapse, a protrusion of the rectum through the anus. In this surgery, the rectum is restored to its normal position in the pelvis.
Laparoscopic rectopexy is one of the surgeries that is 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 protrudes through the anus. Usually, stitches are used to secure the rectum, often along with mesh
A laparoscope (a long, thin camera) is placed through an incision near the belly button in order to see the inside of the abdomen. The other small incisions are used to place instruments to perform the surgery. The rectum is then mobilised freely from the surrounding structures and pulled up so that it no longer protrudes outside the anus. The pulled up rectum is secured with stitches.
You will be able to move around 24 hours after surgery. Liquid diet will be given which is progressed to soft diet. You will be discharged 3 to 4 days after surgery.
Laparoscopic suture rectopexy is both safe and effective operation for the management of complete prolapse rectum. The procedure carries minimal morbidity and helps improve the problems of incontinence and constipation.Laparoscopic rectopexy results in lesser postoperative pain, lesser hospital stay, and better patient satisfaction than open rectopexy.