In clinical trials evaluating the Secca procedure, up to 84% of patients experienced a significant improvement in symptoms, with five years of lasting results. Additionally, Secca has a very low complication rate of less than one percent. Failure to improve after this treatment does not prevent patients from having surgery or an implant at a later date.
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“Patients said that they felt urge and now had five minutes to reach the toilet instead of one minute…This earlier sensation of an impending bowel movement permits the patient to reach the toilet in time, thus making the difference between incontinence and continence.” Felt-bersma et al, 2007
“The days with fecal incontinence related urgency, fear with urgency, and fear alone were all significantly improved at six months. Most notably, patients reported that the number of days they feared a soiling event was reduced by more than 50 percent.” Efron et al, 2003
“Significant and sustained improvements in incontinence symptoms and quality of life are seen five years after treatment with the Secca system.” Takahashi et al, 2008
“ ...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, 2008
“Prior to Secca, none of the patients presented normal rectoanal reflexes. After Secca, a gradual return and normalization of RAIR was observed 6 months after Secca procedure.” Herman et al, 2009