How safe is robotically assisted surgery for rectocele repair?
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Scheduled tomorrow for total hyst robotically assisted but am now very worried about including my rectocoele repair with this surgery. Have been very symptomatic, ie splinting, staring for over 5 years and it is worsening. I am 67 yo WF and nulliparous...no dyspareunia or any other sx, just constipation, stool obstruction and need to push on perineum almost every time I have a stool.
Posted Sun, 8 Dec 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 3 hours later
Brief Answer: PROCEDURE IS SOUND, NO CAUSE FOR WORRY. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. A rectocele repair is definitely indicated with your symptoms. Isolated rectocele repair done robotically is not the procedure of choice, but in conjunction with a hysterectomy, which you would be undergoing, it gives excellent results. Do not worry at all, as the results of the repair, when done at a skilled centre, are excellent. Please go through the following journal link, it will further reassure you - http://www.jmig.org/article/S1553-4650(12)00899-0/fulltext Do not face the upcoming surgery with stress, but with positivity and confidence. The procedure is academically and practically sound. May I know the indication for your hysterectomy though ? All the best. Please feel free to ask for further clarifications.