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What are surgery options for stool incontinence?
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Surgery ineffective
The truth about this difficult problem is that surgeries to try to restore or "strengthen" the anal sphincter are difficult and not predictably effective.
An exciting option recently approved is sacral neuromodulation (interstim). This is a minimally invasive procedure that 'resets' dysfunctional nerve signals to the rectal muscles by stimulating the sacral nerves. Outpatient, easy recovery.

In brief: Surgery ineffective
The truth about this difficult problem is that surgeries to try to restore or "strengthen" the anal sphincter are difficult and not predictably effective.
An exciting option recently approved is sacral neuromodulation (interstim). This is a minimally invasive procedure that 'resets' dysfunctional nerve signals to the rectal muscles by stimulating the sacral nerves. Outpatient, easy recovery.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Interstim
Sphincteroplasty, colonic diversion.

In brief: Interstim
Sphincteroplasty, colonic diversion.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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