Looking for information on rectal prolapse treatments? If your rectal prolapse has been caught early, your doctor might be able to treat it with medications such as stool softeners and suppositiories. However, for most people, rectal prolapse treatment involves surgery. The two surgeries that are the most common form of treatment for rectal prolapse include a perineal proctectomy and a sigmoid resection and rectopexy. Your doctor will decide which type of rectal prolapse treatment surgery you need after examining the extent of your rectal prolapse.
If your doctor has decided to go with a perineal proctectomy for your rectal prolapse, you will likely be given a regional anesthetic while the surgery is being formed. Being that you are not being placed under general anesthesia, you will experience a faster recovery. With a perineal proctectomy, your doctor would make a small incision in your protruding rectum. Once the incision has been made, your doctor will remove your prolapsed rectum.
In most cases, a sigmoid resection and rectopexy can be performed using minimally invasive surgery. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include smaller incisions and a faster recovery. If your doctor is performing a sigmoid resection and rectopexy on you, your doctor will need to make an incision in your abdomen so that he or she can remove your sigmoid colon. Your doctor will also remove the part of your large intestine that is closest to your anus and rectum. Once your sigmoid colon and portions of your large intestine have been removed, your doctor will anchor your prolapsed rectum to your sacrum.