Laparoscopic Rectopexy Surgery for Rectal Prolapse Treatment

Laparoscopic Rectopexy Surgery for Rectal Prolapse Treatment

by Dr. Sanjoy Mandal

Posted on 22nd September, 2023 at 7:42:27 AM

Laparoscopic Rectopexy Surgery – Overview

Laparoscopic rectopexy, one of the most advanced surgical procedures, is used for repairing a rectal prolapse. The rectum is returned to its original place in the pelvis, so it no longer protrudes into the anus. Stitches, coupled with mesh, are commonly used to fix the rectum.

The term ‘laparoscopic’ refers to surgery that is carried out through a series of very small incisions in the abdomen. To see the inside of the abdomen, a laparoscope (a long, thin camera) is inserted through an incision at the belly button by the laparoscopic rectal prolapse surgeon in Kolkata. The remaining minor incisions are used to insert surgical tools.

What happens during Laparoscopic Rectopexy

This procedure involves three main steps:

First Step: Positioning the laparoscope

After you’ve been sedated with anaesthesia, the surgeon will make a small cut at your belly button (approximately 1/2 inch). Through this incision, a laparoscope will be placed into the abdomen. The laparoscope’s images will be shown onto monitors.

The surgeon normally makes many more small incisions in the belly once the laparoscope is in position. The number and placement of these incisions are determined by the size and form of your abdomen, as well as the surgeon’s preference and other criteria. To complete the surgery, long, thin surgical instruments will be inserted into these incisions.

Second Step: Pulling the rectum up, so it doesn’t protrude

The sigmoid colon and rectum will be located first by Dr. Sanjoy Mandal, who is a top laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeon in Kolkata. The rectum will then be gently elevated into its normal location inside the pelvis after being released from its surrounding structures.

Third Step: Securing the rectum

To keep the rectum in place, stitches will be inserted around it. Mesh can be used in conjunction with stitching. A section of your sigmoid colon may be removed in some circumstances. If this is a possibility, the rectal prolapse specialist doctor in Kolkata will discuss it with you before the procedure.

The pelvis will then be washed, and the wounds will be stitched. Your stitches will dissolve and be hidden behind the skin, so you won’t have to remove them.

What happens after Laparoscopic Rectopexy

Following the surgery, you will remain admitted to the hospital and eat food that you can tolerate. Pain medicines will be given as and when needed.  On the night of your surgery, you will be able to get out of bed and move around.

Once you are able to eat, have regained bowel function, have no signs of infection, and can care for yourself at home, you will be permitted to return home

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