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Treatment Options

The Colorectal Physiology Center is a unique resource. We offer all of the treatments patients might need within one convenient location.

  • Dietary adjustments. Many patients are helped through adjustments to their diet. Our highly skilled staff can help guide patients and educate them in their food choices.
  • Medical agents (such as Imodium).
  • Biofeedback. This non-invasive form of physical therapy—beneficial in up to 75% of cases—helps to improve sensation and strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
  • Counseling. Because of the social stigma of these disorders, our counseling services are an important adjunct to other treatments. We have a dedicated and caring staff that is an excellent resource for patients.
  • Surgery. The URMC Department of Surgery offers the most advanced surgeries for colorectal disorders, performed by doctors who are fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery.
  • InterStim Therapy. The InterStim Therapy for Bowel Control system uses an implantable, stopwatch-size device that emits a continuous, mild electrical pulse through a wire to stimulate sacral nerves, which strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and sphincter complex.

Our Non-Surgical Treatments

  • Common-sense dietary adjustments
  • Non-invasive biofeedback therapy
  • Expert, compassionate counseling

Our fellowship-trained colorectal specialists successfully perform the most advanced, effective surgeries to ensure the best possible outcome for patients. Procedures include sphincteroplasty, sacral nerve stimulation, and prolapse surgery.