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The last part of the large intestine is called rectum. This is where the stool is stored before evacuation.
Childbirth, womb removal and old age may cause the rectal wall to slide out of its original place and hang into the canal through which the stool passes. The stool cannot move freely through this passage, resulting in difficulty passing motion. This condition is called Obstructive Defecation Syndrome.
Since this type of constipation is a result of physical obstruction, it is not relieved with help of medications like laxatives.
STARR is a procedure done to relieve the trembling constipation and take away the part of the rectum that blocks the path of the stools.
How is STARR Procedure Performed?
STARR (Stapled Trans-anal Rectal Resection) Procedure is performed by accessing the rectum through the anus (Transanal) with the help of proctoscope or anoscope.
Surgical stapler is a device which helps in trapping the prolapsed mucosa and chop it off. It also is kept in place to arrest the bleeding after the excision. This frees the lumen of any obstruction allowing free passage of stools. Hence the overgrowing mass is removed using a stapler.
STARR is performed because it is very embarrassing for a person to insert a finger and release the stool that is obstructed. It is better to perform a surgery and live a confident and comfortable life.
life after STARR PROCEDURE
- To have high fibre food.
- Avoid spicy food.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Check for persisting bleeding while passing stools.
Video: STARR Procedure
STARR Procedure FAQ’S
Dr. J. S. Rajkumar
M.S., F.I.C.S., Dip. N.B. (SURG.), F.R.C.S. (ENG.), F.R.C.S. (EDIN.), F.R.C.S. (GLASGOW), F.R.C.S. (IRELAND), F.I.M.S., F.A.I.S., F.R.M.S. (LONDON), F.A.E. (GASTRO), F.A.C.G. (USA), F.I.C.A. (USA), F.I.A.G.E.S., Dip M.I.S. (FR.)
Dr. Anirudh Rajkumar
Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
M.B.B.S., Dip.N.B. (GENERAL SURGERY).