An innovative experimental treatment for female fecal incontinence that’s currently only performed in the United States by Brown Surgical Associate’s Dr. Leslie Roth is showing results.
“Nobody should have to struggle with what I’m struggling with, what I’ve been struggling with when there’s this option,” said 34-year-old Taylor Reeve, who last year made the trip from Minnesota to Rhode Island to treat a condition she had been suffering with since the birth of her now 7-year-old son.
Reeve, who first shared her story with Channel 10’s Barbara Morse last year, gave an update on her progress.
“I get to spend lovely time with my children being outside — started jumping rope, which I never thought was possible,” said Reeve. “I’m not typically a person that says life-changing but really to compare my life prior to the surgery to what it is now–yeah, it is life-changing.”
Reeve, one of two patients, is now reporting significant improvement.
“Our first two patients are a year out now,” said Roth. “One decreased from 21% of the time having accidents to zero and the other one decreased from 29% of the time to 3% of the time.”
In the last three months, there has been a third study participant that Roth says is seeing improvement.
This clinical trial is funded through a donation from the Rosalyn and Joseph Sinclair Clinical Professorship in Pelvic Disorders at The Miriam Hospital.
They’re still recruiting women 18 to 50 who have experienced three more “accidents” per week and who do not have other medical issues.
For more information call 401-228-0646 or check the Brown Surgical Associates website.