Starrsurgeon - obstructed defecationConstipation

Constipation is a common clinical condition and although millions of people suffer with this condition and spend large amounts of money on off-the-counter laxatives, not many consult their general practitioners (GPs) and even when they do, not many GPs or even specialists know how to investigate and manage this often socially debilitating condition.

 

 

 

Starr Surgeon - The Starr Procedure

A careful history, examination and investigations will often reveal the most appropriate therapy which may include dietary advice, laxatives, physiotherpay and various surgical interventions which may include the STARR procedure, Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) or even bowel resection.

Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) Procedure

STARR is a technique which involves the use of specifically designed stapling devices to carry out a full thickness resection of the lower rectum with simultaneous anastomosis (join-up) to restore bowel continuity.

What is Obstructed Defaecation Syndrome (ODS)?