Colorectal Surgery Associates opened the Central Georgia Center for Continence with a focus on bringing new ideas and innovation to the treatment of fecal incontinence. We have the only facility in the Middle Georgia area offering Pelvic Floor diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation. This area of our office specializes in:

  • Bowel control disorders
  • Anal Ultrasound
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Constipation
  • EMG (Nerve Conduction Studies)
  • Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy

COMMONLY SEEN PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS:

  • Fecal Incontinence [Leaking Stool]
  • Anorectal Spasms/Levator Spasm
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Obstructive Defecation [Inability to pass stool or excessive chronic straining]

THE STIMULATED PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION PROCEDURE

Strategically placed probe for the purpose of electrical stimulation to the pelvic floor muscles. This allows reconditioning, coordination, and improved efficiency to correct dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles/mechanisms.

Treatments along with individual exercise programs will last approximately six to eight weeks. Sessions are weekly to bi-weekly dependent upon individual improvement.

  • Non-surgical
  • No side effects
  • Uses Advanced Computerized Technology to prepare and guide an individualized treatment regimen
  • Highly successful
  • Provides additional pathways for education in colorectal health

THE ROLE OF PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION

The purpose of pelvic muscle rehabilitation is to assist the patient to recognize the sensation/control of the momentary relaxation of the sphincter/pelvic muscles. It also serves to re-train the pelvic mechanism to improve efficiency and coordination. The patient can then respond routinely in a coordinated effort to prevent the leakage of stool and urine.

Pelvic floor disorders can affect a person’s self esteem, quality of life and activities for daily living.  If untreated, there can also be life altering complications. These are treatable conditions that can be dramatically improved, and in many situations can be cured.

THE END RESULT

  • Patients can gain control
  • Increases their freedom
  • Improved self esteem
  • Overall improvement of daily living
  • Dramatic quality of life improvement

MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it normal to have stool/urine problems after childbirth or surgery?

Incontinence can be a consequence of therapy/surgery, childbirth, or an underlying pathology.  It is never intended though often unavoidable.  It is NOT “normal” and the sooner it is addressed, the better the chance of successful rehabilitation.

What is Fecal Incontinence?

The inability to retain the contents of the bowel or gas until evacuation becomes convenient.

What is Urinary Incontinence?

The inability to retain urine until evacuation becomes convenient.

What Causes Incontinence?

  • Weak pelvic muscles
  • Radiation
  • Pregnancy or Childbirth
  • Medications
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Physical Stressors/Anxiety
  • Infection
  • Malignancy
  • Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Menopause
  • Diabetes