Fecal Incontinence

University Hospitals Offers New Office-Based Procedure for Fecal Incontinence

A new treatment for fecal incontinence is available at UH for adult patients who qualify and who have not had relief from changes in diet, exercise, drugs that soften stool, or drugs meant to slow down the digestive process.

UH now offers a biocompatible tissue bulking agent, injected into a layer of tissue of the anal canal, consisting of a viscous combination of stabilized hyaluronic acid and dextranomer-linked beads. The injections may narrow the anal canal, allowing for better sphincter control.

The treatment consists of four injections done in one office visit. "We are excited to be offering a new office-based procedure for patients with fecal (stool) incontinence,” said colorectal surgeon Sharon Stein, MD. “Detranomer (Solesta) provides us with an additional tool for patients with leakage of stool who might not be ready for surgical procedures.”

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 216-844-2873.

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