STARR (Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection)

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ODS can be caused by structural deformities in the rectum resulting in chronic constipation. A new surgical procedure, Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR), can treat ODS using minimally invasive methods. That means a quick procedure and a short recovery time for most patients

How STARR Works

  • 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 ODS.
  • In a study of 90 patients undergoing the surgerySTARR procedure, patients were hospitalized one to three days, experienced minimal postoperative pain after the procedure, and resumed
  • The STARR procedure uses a minimally invasive approach to help correct ODS. What that means for most patients is a quick procedure and a short recovery time.employment or normal activity in 6 to 15 days.


  • Because STARR is performed through the anus, it leaves no visible scars.
  • STARR is a quick procedure with short recovery time. A clinical study of 90 patients showed STARR is an effective procedure which results in substantially reduced symptoms of ODS.
  • As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and complications that accompany the Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) procedure.
  • Complications that may occur following a STARR procedure include bleeding, leaks or infection, urinary retention, incontinence, fistula (pouch) formation or dyspareunia (painful intercourse).

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