The Secca system delivers low power radiofre­quency (RF) energy to the internal anal sphincter muscle, which remodels the tissue, resulting in increased barrier function and improved bowel control. 

RF energy has been shown to thicken the musculature and increase the size and amount of smooth muscle fibers in the treatment zone. The result is a measurable strengthening of the IAS and a reduction in tissue compliance, without stricture or fibrosis. These mechanisms noted at the cellular level correlate with the physiological effects seen in the studies below:

Increased IAS Wall Thickness

“Endo Anal Ultrasound (EAUS) revealed significant thickening of IAS (at 6 months) in group I patients.”
Herman et al, Poster presented at Annual International Colorectal Disease Symposium 2012

Increased Resting Anal Pressure and Lengthening of High Pressure Zone

“A significant increase of BAP and SAP was noticed after 6 months. Length of high pressure zone increased significantly throughout the entire follow-up. Prior to surgery, none of the patients presented normal rectoanal reflexes. After surgery, a gradual return and normalization of RAIR was observed 6 months after Secca procedure.” 
Herman et al, Proktologia 2009

Increased Rectal Sensation

“The most striking remarks were that four patients said that they felt urge and now had 5 minutes to reach the toilet instead of 1 minute...there was a tendency to increased rectal sensitivity concerning urge and maximal tolerated volume.” 
Felt-bersma et al, European Jrnl Gastro & Hep 2007

“...the significant improvements reported in patient’s rectal sensation may be an important key in the management of FI because patients may be better able to sense, and thus manage, their bowel contents on a timely basis.”
Takahashi et al, Dis Colon Rectum 2008

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