November 14, 2011 – Exciting news for patients! Today the first office based procedure for the treatment of fecal incontinence with the new Solesta product was performed at the Colon and Rectal Specialists in Richmond, Virginia. See the Solesta Video Testimonial for more about one patient’s experience.
Fecal incontinence, also referred to as loss of bowel control, loose bowels or bowel incontinence, is the impaired ability to control gas or stool. This condition affects mostly women and is the result of birth injury to the mother.
The team of Drs. Gentry, O’Donovan, Charron, and Vorenberg performed the procedure on 4 female patients. The procedures took about 15 minutes each , required no anesthesia, and the patients only had a little “feeling” of pressure as they walked out of the office.
The patients will be followed up in the office in the next couple of weeks to observe their response to the Solesta injection.
We look forward to following their progress and hope to offer this to many more patients who come to see our group with this treatable medical problem!