Rectal Prolapse Treatment In Dubai
Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum protrudes or bulges through the anus and goes beyond physical discomfort. It significantly affects daily life, impacting both physical and emotional well-being.
This intimate challenge, often accompanied by a sense of vulnerability, prompts a journey of self-discovery and resilience.
What is Rectal Prolapse?
Rectal prolapse happens when your rectum, part of your large intestine, protrudes outside the body through the anus. It’s caused by weakening of supporting muscles.
While it may resemble hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse doesn’t resolve on its own. To fix rectal prolapse, surgical operation for prolapse is recommended.
What are the Signs of Rectal Prolapse?
If you have rectal prolapse, you might notice:
- Pressure or a bulging sensation in the anus.
- A sensation of something remaining inside the anus after bowel movements.
- A red, fleshy mass hanging out from the anus.
- Leakage of mucus, stool, or blood from the anus.
- Anal pain or itching.
Will Rectal Prolapse Go Away on its Own?
Rectal prolapse doesn’t go on of its own. If left untreated, the condition will deteriorate over time. Untreated rectal prolapse can lead to several complications, including:
- Difficulty in holding gas or poop
- Rectal ulcers and painful sores
- Exposed rectal tissue, which is susceptible to injury and infection due to exposure to external elements.
What Is The Rectal Prolapse Treatment?
There are several surgical operations for prolapse treatment. The choice of rectal prolapse surgery in Dubai depends on the specifics of your condition:
Abdominal Approach or Rectopexy
Rectopexy is a surgical procedure designed to treat rectal prolapse by securing the rectum in its original position. It can be done abdominally or minimally invasively, preventing rectal protrusion. A Mesh is also used, such as those used in Hernia treatment, to secure the rectum and the colon in place.
A laparoscopic rectopexy has a 97% long-term success rate in fixing rectal prolapse.
Perineal or Rectal Approach
If abdominal surgery is not suitable for you, Dr. Nikolas may opt for an approach to address rectal prolapse through the anus.
There are two common procedures-
- Altemeier Procedure: This intestinal prolapse surgery removes and reattaches the prolapsed rectum.
- Delorme Procedure: This rectal prolapse surgery removes part of the rectal lining and reinforces the remaining rectum.
Recovery times and potential complications vary depending on the type and treatment approach, so patients should discuss the specifics of their case with the doctor.
Usually, a laparoscopic procedure is preferred over the traditional operation for prolapse as it involves faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, and lower risks and complications.
Contact Dr. Nikolas Valsamadis for Rectal Prolapse Surgery in Dubai
For expert rectal prolapse surgery in Dubai, trust Dr. Nikolas Valsamadis.
With specialized proficiency, Dr. Nikolas ensures personalized care and advanced laparoscopic surgical solutions for rectal prolapse in Dubai. His commitment to patient well-being and expertise in rectal prolapse surgery make him a trusted choice.