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Valdosta, GA 31602

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Injection Therapy for Fecal Incontinence

The physicians at VGA take a special interest in fecal incontinence and offer office based injection therapy (like Solesta®) to help you find relief from the loss of bowel control.  Solesta is composed of naturally made materials called dextranomer and sodium hyaluronate.  The gel is similar to the natural starches, sugars, and tissue in your body.

How does injection therapy work?

Treatment with Solesta is a quick, nonsurgical procedure.  Solesta gel is given through 4 injections into the wall of the anal canal.  It helps give you more control by bulking up the tissue in the anal canal.  Since the injections are well tolerated by most patients, anesthesia is not necessary.  Solesta is injected during an office visit.


Solesta is indicated for the treatment of fecal incontinence in patients who have failed conservative treatment (diet, fiber, anti-motility medications).


What can I expect from Solesta Injection Therapy?

  • The Solesta treatment procedure is done in our office and takes about 10 minutes.
  • No anesthesia is required.
  • You may resume limited physical activity immediately after the procedure.
  • You can resume a normal lifestyle and all physical activities after 1 week.
  • Solesta may begin working soon after the procedure, with optimal results at 3 months for many patients.
  • The effectiveness of Solesta continues over time.  Solesta was shown to be effective in patients for 2 years, and patients’ results are still being followed for a 3-year period.
  • The therapy is not intended to completely cure fecal incontinence but hopefully will reduce frequency of soiling.

Talk with one of our doctors to find out if Solesta Injection Therapy is right for you.

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