OA Dr. Alexis Freitas, F.E.B.S.
Surgeon
European surgeon for coloproctology Attending Physician in the Wiener Privatklinik
Senior Physician at Göttlicher Heiland Hospital
Profilfoto Dr. Alexis Freitas

Defecation disorder, constipation, ODS (obstructive defecation syndrome), outlet constipation, rectocele, intussusception

How do I detect a defecation disorder? Severe, infrequent or incomplete evacuation during defecation can cause considerable suffering. For example, there is a need for strong pressing and sometimes even finger-assisting (digitation, manual assistance).

Do you need to have surgery for a defecation disorder? No, there are a variety of simple non-surgical treatment options. These options can often achieve a significant improvement and thus restore a good quality of life. If surgery is necessary, various surgical procedures include abdominal surgery (rectopexy with mesh) or procedures on the anal canal (transanal).