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Laparoscopic Rectocele Repair surgery

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Rectocele repair can be done through Laparoscopic surgery or open surgery. Laparoscopic Surgery : This is a minimally invasive surgery and makes use of a laparoscope a light camera) to perform the surgery. The surgery is carried out by doing incisions in the abdomen.

What is Laparoscopic Rectocele Repair surgery ?

rectocele is a bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back of the vagina. The bulge occurs as a result of thinning and weakening of the band of tissue that separates the vagina from the rectum.

symptoms

  • Difficulty having bowel movements.

  • A sense of bulging or fullness in your vagina.

  • Problems with sexual intercourse.

  • The need to manually reduce the bulge in your vagina to have a bowel movement.

Treatment

  • The most common surgical repair is a transvaginal rectocele repair, also called a posterior repair. The rectocele is reached through the vagina. It offers the chance to correct not only the rectocele but a thinned perineum and widened vaginal opening. It also has the advantage of not disturbing any tissue in the rectal area. This is the traditional approach to rectocele repair by urologists and gynecologists.

  • A rectocele can also be repaired by a colorectal surgeon through a transanal repair. The rectocele is reached through the anus. This method is preferred by many colorectal surgeons because it allows for correction of problems in the anal or rectal area, in addition to repairing the rectocele.

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