Treatments for fecal incontinence

Written by: Dra. Laura Lázaro García
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Fecal incontinence, also known as anal incontinence is the loss of control when defecating. There are different treatments for fecal incontinence experts in General Surgery recommend.

happy couple Neurostimulation of sacral roots

This technique is to stimulate, through a similar to a pacemaker electrode, the sacral nerves, which they control defecation. The treatment consists of two phases: an interim phase and a final phase of stimulation.

Sacral root nerve stimulation decreases to 75% incontinence episodes. The results are apparent from the first week of the test.


The posterior tibial nerve stimulation

Through the posterior tibial nerve is stimulated the sacral plexus. Stimulation can be accomplished by a fine through a small puncture by a needle or autopegable patch.

The treatment is done in 20 sessions, which last 30 minutes. No anesthesia is required.


Implant biomaterials

This treatment involves implanting small appliances in the anal canal to increase the capacity of anal continence. This surgical technique is not very aggressive and is performed in cases of gases such as incontinence or soiling.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Laura Lázaro García

By Dra. Laura Lázaro García

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery by University of Zaragoza. Make the specialty of Family Medicine at the Clinical Hospital of Zaragoza and later the Specialty of General Surgery at the University Hospital Mutua de Terrassa.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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