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New hope for people with bowel incontinence problems.

Posted on: 09/30/2012

Bowel control or fecal incontinence is more common than you may think. Millions of Americans suffer from accidents and leaks every day.

This condition can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life—limiting your daily activities and affecting your relationships. Some people may even experience feelings of sadness and depression and may not want to leave the house for fear of having an accident. Many avoid seeking treatment because of embarrassment. But if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from this condition there is hope!

Both Dr. Tal Raphaeli & Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin are Colon & Rectal surgeons who specialize in the treatment of the diseases of the colon, rectum and anus including bowel incontinence. They offer a wide variety of treatments including medical and surgical therapies.

Solesta Injection: Injectable tissue bulking agent is simply injected in the anal canal in the office to improve the bulk and thickness of the anal walls. This simple procedure just takes a few minutes and is done in the office without the need for anesthesia.

A sacral nerve stimulator (InterStim system): is implanted under the skin. It uses mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves to influence the behavior of the pelvic floor muscles and bowel. Studies have shown that this therapy significantly reduced fecal incontinent episodes in patients.

The Secca procedure: involves delivery of radiofrequency energy to the muscles of the anal canal, which results in tightening of the sphincter muscles and corresponding improvement in incontinence symptoms. This minimally invasive outpatient procedure takes approximately 45 minutes and is performed under mild sedation and minimal post-operative recovery is needed.

If you or a loved one has problems with bowel control, please call our office and schedule an appointment today!

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