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To those who've had/are considering the laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy operation, this might be of interest:

Another lady considering this op told me it was featured on channel 4 on Friday night, the 28th Jan, in "Embarrassing bodies" featuring a woman with external prolapse -see the actual operation itself on the 4OD website at 22 mins 38 seconds in. I won't post a link as I believe it is against the rules of this board. Though if you are very squeamish it's probably not advisible to watch it as it might make you more nervous about the surgery.




I have always wondered about the thinkness of the mesh, cos of what they are stitching it to! - I found pictures of it but there was no scale context in the pictures. Here you see the surgeon holding the mesh - it is quite thick. Interesting.

The lady on the programe seems to have had incontinence but no obstrcuted defecation. The surgeon who you see performing the op on this programme recently did the op on a member of another forum who had this to say when I mailed him about his symptoms pre and post op. He gives a link to the page of the surgeon in question.


"Hi,

I'm actually male which makes it even more rare, Iím 25 years old.

Symptoms before the operation were, excessive flatulence, incomplete evacuation and constipation although stools were soft. It would take ridiculous amount of time to be able to have bowel movement. The doctor got me to try all sorts of stool softeners and laxatives at first. But nothing made any difference. They referred me to the gastroenterologist expecting them to find nothing wrong but for my piece of mind.

On my discharge summary it says:

Presenting Complaint/Reason for Admission:
6 year history of obstructive defecations and pelvic floor prolapse.
Proctogram showed deep recto-anal intussusception.
Enteroecle.

Principal diagnosis
Recto-anal intussuception (almost grade 5) and pelvic floor collapse

Interventions/Procedures and other treatment:
Laproscopic ventral mesh rectoplexy.

I had this operation in Poole near where I live on the NHS with,

Link removed -surgeon was a Mr Andrew Clarke

I'm really grateful for the operation, it has cured most of my problems except the excessive flatulence although it is better. Sometimes I still get the feeling I need to go to the toilet but canít, this seems to be getting better though. I'm unable to go into much detail about the operation as Iím not the most intelligent person and I don't really fully understand it."

Hope this is useful for some of you.
[QUOTE=rmac2912;4672886]To those who've had/are considering the laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy operation, this might be of interest:

Another lady considering this op told me it was featured on channel 4 on Friday night, the 28th Jan, in "Embarrassing bodies" featuring a woman with external prolapse -see the actual operation itself on the 4OD website at 22 mins 38 seconds in. I won't post a link as I believe it is against the rules of this board. Though if you are very squeamish it's probably not advisible to watch it as it might make you more nervous about the surgery.




I have always wondered about the thinkness of the mesh, cos of what they are stitching it to! - I found pictures of it but there was no scale context in the pictures. Here you see the surgeon holding the mesh - it is quite thick. Interesting.

The lady on the programe seems to have had incontinence but no obstrcuted defecation. The surgeon who you see performing the op on this programme recently did the op on a member of another forum who had this to say when I mailed him about his symptoms pre and post op. He gives a link to the page of the surgeon in question.


"Hi,

I'm actually male which makes it even more rare, Iím 25 years old.

Symptoms before the operation were, excessive flatulence, incomplete evacuation and constipation although stools were soft. It would take ridiculous amount of time to be able to have bowel movement. The doctor got me to try all sorts of stool softeners and laxatives at first. But nothing made any difference. They referred me to the gastroenterologist expecting them to find nothing wrong but for my piece of mind.

On my discharge summary it says:

Presenting Complaint/Reason for Admission:
6 year history of obstructive defecations and pelvic floor prolapse.
Proctogram showed deep recto-anal intussusception.
Enteroecle.

Principal diagnosis
Recto-anal intussuception (almost grade 5) and pelvic floor collapse

Interventions/Procedures and other treatment:
Laproscopic ventral mesh rectoplexy.

I had this operation in Poole near where I live on the NHS with,

Link removed -surgeon was a Mr Andrew Clarke

I'm really grateful for the operation, it has cured most of my problems except the excessive flatulence although it is better. Sometimes I still get the feeling I need to go to the toilet but canít, this seems to be getting better though. I'm unable to go into much detail about the operation as Iím not the most intelligent person and I don't really fully understand it."

Hope this is useful for some of you.[/QUOTE]
I have had this op recently. 12th February 2011 with Mr. Dixon in Bristol. Am so pleased with the results.
I am very interested to hear from you again wanttopoo. How much constipation ods do you get now post op and how much has it improved since pre op can i ask?

Sorry carol as rmac2912 i am the lady you have been texting so i have not had my op yet!





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