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  • No Longer Fear Summer ~ Bowel Incontinence Can Be Controlled

    Are you miserable when Summer rolls around? Do you dread spending days on the beach, at the pool or at BBQs with friends and family? For those suffering from bowel incontinence Summer is a season of worry.


    If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. As many as one in 12 people suffer from bowel incontinence– constantly inhibited to live their lives fully, especially when it comes to joining outdoor activities or wearing summer apparel. Patients tend to think that symptoms such as staining or soiling  underwear, not being able to make it to a restroom, un-expected bowel movements or complete lack of control is due to an illness or rare circumstance, but that is not always the case.

    If you are tired of packing extra clothes, scoping out restroom locations and turning down invitations to outdoor activities it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Margarita Murphy of Colon Surgeons of Charleston.

    Dr. Murphy is one of the only practices in the Lowcountry to offer sacral neuromodulation, delivered by InterStim® Therapy, to manage chronic bowel incontinence symptoms. Dr. Murphy is ranked #2 in the country for State-of-The Art Treatment of Fecal (Bowel) Incontinence. This minimally invasive outpatient procedure – which is performed at Dr. Murphy’s endosurgery center at Gastrointestinal Surgical Specialists located at 1439 Stuart Engals Blvd., Ste 100 in Mount Pleasant- uses a neurostimulator, about the size of a stopwatch, is implanted under the skin in the upper buttock near the sacral nerves. The InterStim system then delivers mild electrical pulses to help stimulate these nerves, which help the brain and nerves to communicate so the bowel, pelvic floor and related muscles can function correctly.



    1439 Stuart Engals Blvd Ste. 100
    Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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