Comprehensive care. People with rectal prolapse often have other types of pelvic organ prolapse. Mayo Clinic's integrated practice gives you rapid access to all the experts needed to solve your problems. If you need surgery, Mayo specialists work together so that in most cases you have only one procedure.
- Experience. Each year doctors at Mayo Clinic treat more than 350 people who have rectal prolapse.
- Advanced techniques. State-of-the-art technology helps your doctor see moving images of the entire pelvis and determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
- Intensive physical therapy. Mayo offers comprehensive biofeedback treatment as a type of physical therapy to increase pelvic floor muscle strength.
- Timely care. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures lets you make the most of your time at the clinic. Mayo Clinic technicians run all tests and labs themselves, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon. Mayo's collaborative approach means two or three days often yields the same diagnosis and care insights that could take weeks in less-coordinated institutions.
- Care at Mayo Clinic revolves around you. Mayo Clinic doctors get to know you and your concerns completely, and explain your options in plain language.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.
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