Why it's done

Rectal prolapse surgery is performed in people troubled by chronic symptoms of rectal prolapse, such as leakage of stool, inability to control bowel movements (fecal incontinence) or obstructed bowel movements. The problem is most common in older women.

Oct. 26, 2016
References
  1. Rectal prolapse. American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/rectal-prolapse. Accessed March 15, 2016.
  2. Varma MG, et al. Surgical approach to rectal procidentia (rectal prolapse). http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed March 15, 2016.
  3. Chua HK (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Aug. 9, 2013.