What is a rectal prolapsed – laparoscopic procedure?
This procedure involves the repair of a rectal prolapsed (the slipping or falling of an organ from its normal position (laparoscopically. This means the procedure is done with the help of a video camera, tubes and some very small cuts in the abdomen.
Tubes will be put through these cuts to pass the camera and instruments through. The doctor will fill the abdominal area with carbon dioxide gas to allow access for the operation.
A segment of the bowel is removed and the remaining bowel is hitched by stitches to the pelvic bone. The gas is allowed to escape before the cuts are closed with stitches or staples.