Novel Approaches in the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

Benjamin Person, Orit Kaidar-Person, Steven D. Wexner

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Abstract

The availability of novel techniques to treat end-stage FI gives hope for a better quality of life in patients who were traditionally treated by a permanent stoma. The diversity of causes of FI and the different modes of action of the various treatment modalities mandate a tailored, individualized approach in each case. A meticulous preoperative evaluation process is imperative in the course of the decision-making of which procedure to perform, with full awareness that a stoma still may be the best option for some patients who have end-stage FI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-986
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Novel Approaches in the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this