Expert Care for Fecal Incontinence

Welcome to Absolute Surgical Specialist, where we specialize in diagnosing and treating fecal incontinence. Our highly trained specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you manage and overcome this condition, improving your quality of life with advanced medical solutions and compassionate support.

What is Fecal Incontinence?

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, leading to the involuntary passing of solid or liquid stool. It can happen occasionally or be a chronic condition affecting people of all ages. Causes can include muscle or nerve damage, chronic constipation, diarrhea, and certain medical conditions.

Fecal Incontinence in Children 

Fecal incontinence affects up to 3% of children, with causes ranging from constipation, anatomic abnormalities, neurological disorders, and psychological factors. Diagnostic tests may include physical exams, imaging tests, and anorectal manometry. Treatment depends on the underlying cause but may involve dietary changes, bowel management, medication, or surgery.

Fecal Incontinence in the Elderly

Approximately 7% of elderly adults suffer from fecal incontinence, often due to muscle weakness, nerve damage, or conditions like diabetes and stroke. Diagnosis involves a thorough medical history, physical exam, and tests like endoscopy. Treatment options include medications, pelvic floor exercises, dietary modifications, and surgical interventions.

Diet for Fecal Incontinence

 Dietary changes can significantly improve fecal incontinence symptoms. A high-fiber diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can add bulk to stools, reducing diarrhea. Avoid trigger foods like caffeine, alcohol, and spicy or fatty items. Stay hydrated and limit foods that may cause gas or bloating.

Colorectal Surgery for Fecal Incontinence 

When conservative treatments fail, surgery may be recommended for fecal incontinence. Options include sphincteroplasty to repair damaged anal sphincter muscles, artificial anal sphincter implants, sacral nerve stimulation to regulate bowel function, or colostomy as a last resort.

Fecal Incontinence Surgery 

Sphincteroplasty involves overlapping and repairing the sphincter muscles. Artificial anal sphincters use an inflatable cuff to keep the anus closed. Sacral nerve stimulation uses an implant to send electrical impulses regulating bowel movements. Proper preoperative evaluation and postoperative care are crucial.

Absolute Surgical Specialist’s Approach

Absolute Surgical Specialist is a leading provider of Incontinence surgery in Sun City, FL with an experienced team. Our state-of-the-art facility offers minimally invasive surgical techniques and a patient-focused approach to fecal incontinence treatment tailored to each individual’s needs.

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