A 44-year-old member asked:
What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Urogynecology 28 years experience
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Several options: In the past, we overlapped the anal sphincter muscle. This had high complication rate and wasn't very effective. Now we have secca, which is an outpatient procedure which stiffens the sphincter muscle. We also have interstim, which is a very effective, low risk outpatient treatment where a nerve stimulator is inserted into the nerve that controls continence. See a colorectal surgeon.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 10, 2019
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