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Surgery for rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse surgery will relieve rectal prolapse symptoms and improve faecal incontinence and constipation.


What is rectal prolapse?

It is a condition which commonly affects women particularly the elderly and those with an obstetric history. This condition is also seen in men but less frequently. It can manifest itself as awareness of the prolapse itself or indirectly with problems of faecal soiling and or difficulty in bowel evacuation, rectal bleeding.

How can rectal prolapse be treated?

There are a number of operations that could be carried out for rectal prolapse. The choices available depend on the individual patient and the type of prolapse and the patient’s general health. The approach could be abdominal (open/laparoscopic) or through the perineum (from below).  It does usually involve a general anaesthesia but there are some occasions depending on the approach when spinal anaesthesia is possible.

What does a typical recovery involve?

The average hospital stay could be anything from 24 hours to 1 week depending on the route of approach. Patients normally need to take 2 weeks off work but could resume routine day to day activity within 2 to 3 days following discharge from the hospital. The most common approach is either laparoscopic or perineal (from below) and therefore recovery is reasonably quick.

Surgery cost for the repair of a prolapsed rectum

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £5,350 Included £5,350
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £5,550

Specialists offering Surgery for rectal prolapse

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Mr Shashank Gurjar

Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg), MSc MBA, MA (Cantab)

Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr David Andrew Evans

Consultant General Surgeon


The Beardwood Hospital

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Mr Khurram Siddique

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Rajeev Peravali

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

BMedSc (Hons), MBChB, Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, MCh, FRCS (Ed.)

The Priory Hospital

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Mr David Smith

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon


The Beaumont Hospital

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Mr Ahmed Alani

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBChB, MD, FRCS (Ireland), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Ross Hall Clinic Braehead 1 more Ross Hall Hospital

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