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Fecal Transplant

What is fecal transplant?

Your body has a lot of necessary (good) bacteria in its gastrointestinal tract. Fecal transplant involves taking stool from a healthy person and transferring it into a person suffering from a disease caused by reduced amounts of essential good bacteria. Fecal transplant is most frequently used as treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. diff) when standard therapies have failed. The “good” bacteria should then begin to grow in the colon and prevent C. diff from overgrowing again.

During a colonoscopy a solution containing the healthy stool is introduced into different areas of the colon. You will be under anesthesia and will need to complete a prep, as you would for a colonoscopy, before this procedure.

A consult will be arranged here in our office with one of our trained physicians to review specific details of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.