How do I get treatment

For London Colorectal please telephone:

  • +44 (0) 20 7403 6061

For Gastroenterology please call:

  • +44 (0) 20 7234 2292


Patient Advice leaflet following a Delorme’s Procedure

A Delorme’s Procedure is a surgical procedure to repair a rectal prolapse. This involves a full thickness prolapse where the rectum protrudes through the anus (back passage). This can result in bleeding, passing mucus and poor continence.

  • The surgery itself is performed through the anal canal therefore there are no external wounds. This is often a relatively painless procedure as there is very little nerve sensation within the rectum.
  • Take regular pain relief as prescribed by your consultant, if required, until pain settles. Be aware that certain pain killers can cause constipation.
  • It is important to try to not allow yourself to become constipated. You may require laxatives to help you to move your bowels. Your consultant or specialist nurse will discuss this prior to your discharge. It is important to try and take a high fibre diet to help encourage regular bowel motion.
  • You may experience a small spotting of blood post procedure when you start opening your bowels. This is normal and will soon settle. However if you start to have increased bleeding from your back passage inform your consultant immediately.
  • If you have a fever and become unwell inform your consultant.