Fecal Incontinence and Bowel Motility Disorders
Bowel or intestinal motility disorders refer to a number of conditions in which the gut has lost its ability to maintain normal contractions. Abnormal intestinal contractions may include spasms or paralysis. They may cause a variety of symptoms including abdominal distention, obstruction, pain, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and vomiting. Intestinal motility disorders may be primary conditions or they may arise as secondary complications to other health problems.
The Division of Colorectal Surgery understands the distressing, even devastating effects that fecal incontinence and bowel motility disorders can have on patients' quality of life. We work with patients to accurately assess and effectively treat these disorders so that you may enjoy life as it was, with your freedom and independence restored.
Our team is available for second opinion consultations for anyone who wishes to confirm a diagnosis or discuss treatment options.