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STARR Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection

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Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) is a surgical procedure that is performed through the anus, requires no external incisions, and leaves no visible scars.

Using a surgical stapler, the procedure removes the excess tissue in the rectum, reducing the anatomical defects that can cause obstructive defecation.

Benefits of STARR include:

  • Shorter procedure time
  • Minimal postoperative pain after procedure
  • Less recovery time
  • Return to normal activity in one to two weeks
  • Improved quality of life.

Conditions Treated

STARR is used to treat anatomical defects that cause obstructive defecation including:

  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Intussusception