Laparoscopic Colon Resection & Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse
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A laparoscope, or camera, can help treat your rectal prolapse with minimal
complications. The benefits of this type of surgery can help you take
care of your medical condition. In this laparoscopic procedure, your surgeon
will remove the segment of colon with the tumor through several small
In selected patients, laparoscopic colon resection and rectopexy may result in:
- Decreased pain
- A shorter hospital stay
- Improved cosmesis
The procedure is performed in the hospital and you will be admitted to
stay following the procedure.
Preparation & Anesthesia
The night prior to the procedure, you will be instructed to take nothing
to eat or drink after midnight. In addition, you will be prescribed a
bowel preparation. The preparation should be taken as instructed.
For more details on the specific type of bowel preparation prescribed by
your surgeon, please
contact Manhattan Surgical Associates online today.
For a laparoscopic colon resection and rectopexy, you will receive general
anesthesia, in which you are completely asleep and monitored at all times
by an anesthesiologist.
After anesthesia is established, small incisions will be made in your abdomen
and the colon containing the cancer will be identified using the laparoscope.
Using specially designed laparoscopic instruments, the redundant segment
of colon associated with the prolapse will be removed and the two ends
reconnected. Once the two ends are connected, the rectum is sutured to
the bony sacrum. You will have a dressing placed over the operative site.
Following a laparoscopic colon resection and rectopexy, you will receive
pain medication and intravenous fluid. Once bowel function returns, as
evidenced by passage of gas or stool, your diet will be advanced. Once
you tolerate a diet, and have no signs of fever or other complications
of the surgery, you will be discharged from the hospital. You will be
given a prescription for pain medication. In one to two weeks following
surgery, you will see your surgeon for a follow-up appointment.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your medical treatment,
it is important that you
email your Manhattan colorectal surgeon or call us at 646.798.4606.