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Rectal Prolapse

What is rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum becomes stretched out and protrudes out of the anus. Weakness of the anal sphincter muscle is often associated with rectal prolapse. While the condition occurs in both sexes, it is much more common in women than men.

How is rectal prolapse treated?

Constipation and straining may contribute to the development of rectal prolapse, however just correcting these problems may not improve the prolapse once it has developed. There are many different ways to surgically correct rectal prolapse and our surgeons offer the latest techniques. This includes laparoscopic and robotic approaches to reduce the recurrence rates in rectal prolapse.