February 28th, 2012
Here at Fico Centre we arrange appointments for the Secca Procedure- this is an out-patient treatment for Faecal Incontinence . It is minimally invasive, non surgical (no incisions) with a fast recovery time. We have consultant surgeons across the UK with whom we arrange these appointments. For further information please call us on 0844 561 6606
In clinical trials evaluating the Secca procedure, up to 84% of patients experienced a positive response to treatment. Additionally, there were fewer side effects with Secca than with surgery.
Failure to improve after this treatment does not prevent patients from having surgery or an implant at a later date. Clinical studies have shown durable improvement of symptoms over 5-years as well as significant improvement in quality-of-life scores.
Call us now to discuss appointment & treatment availability.
February 24th, 2012
How Secca Works
1. Energy is delivered to the tissue of the anal canal
2. Multiple small tissue contractions are formed
3. Anal sphincter function is significantly restored
Colon & Rectal surgeons are the primary physicians who treat BCD, patients with Bowel Control Disorder are also treated by Urogynecologists and Gastroenterologists. After diagnosis and screening your doctor will be able to recommend various treatments that should be attempted first such as fiber supplements, medication or biofeedback. If you fail these conservative measures, your doctor can recommend other options, such as the Secca procedure or surgery.
Most Secca patients start to see an improvement in 4 to 6 weeks; however, for some people the improvement may take as much as 6 months to be noticeable. Secca patients may have some discomfort for up to a week, but generally return to their normal activities within 1-2 days.
BCD is a highly treatable condition and should not be accepted as a natural side-effect of aging or childbirth. Seek help, or encourage those you know are suffering from Bowel Control Disorder, to seek help from a qualified physician.
Here at Fico Centre we arrange appointments for the Secca Procedure- this is an out-patient treatment for Faecal Incontinence . It is minimally invasive, non surgical with a fast recovery time. We have consultant surgeons across the UK with whom we arrange these appointments. For further information please call us on 0844 561 6606.
February 21st, 2012
Mederi Therapeutics manufactures and markets innovative medical devices that deliver radiofrequency energy to treat disease. Mederi Therapeutics holds over 80 patents in the use of RF energy for treatment of disease states affecting the human digestive system. The first two products — Secca, for treatment of bowel incontinence or BCD (bowel control disorder) and Stretta, for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — have demonstrated clinical effectiveness in numerous studies. All Mederi therapies are outpatient (same day), minimally invasive (no incisions or scars) and promote rapid recovery for patients. Mederi Therapeutics is located in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Here at Fico Centre we manage appointments for the Secca Therapy Treatments in the UK.
Call us now on 0844 561 6606 visit http://www.ficocentre.co.uk for further information on appointments, training for surgeons and LIVE courses across the UK.
February 16th, 2012
Here at Fico Centre, we arrange appointments with surgeons for patients who are suffering with Fecal Incontinence. The procedure used is the Secca Procedure, have a read below and call us on 0844 561 6606 to discuss further.
Part 1. The Secca Procedure
The Secca procedure involves delivery of radiofrequency energy to the muscles of the anal canal, which results in a change in tissue compliance and corresponding improvement in incontinence symptoms. This outpatient procedure takes approximately 60 minutes and is performed in an endoscopy suite or ambulatory surgery unit with the patient sedated. Patients go home approximately 1-2 hours after the procedure and typically resume normal activities within several days.
February 14th, 2012
Bloating, change in bowel habit, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or blood in stool
Symptoms of bowel cancer may include blood in your stools (bowel motion) or abdominal pain, the blood would usually be dark but can be bright red in colour. (Fresh, bright red blood is usually a sign of piles (haemorrhoids)). You may notice a change in your normal bowel pattern (such as diarrhoea or constipation) for no obvious reason and you might have a feeling of not having emptied your bowel properly after a bowel motion.
If you come across any of the above symptoms, please go and see your GP.
Here at Fico Centre we arrange appointments for the Secca Procedure- this is an out-patient treatment for Faecal Incontinence . It is minimally invasive, non surgical with a fast recovery time. We have consultant surgeons across the UK with whom we arrange these appointments. For further information please call us on 0844 561 6606
February 8th, 2012
The Secca Procedure Workshop at University College London Hospital held yesterday was well attended by 30 delegates from the UK : Exeter, Bristol, Edinburgh, Southend, London, Birmingham, Peterborough, Cardiff, Sheffield, Reading, Doncaster, Canterbury and Liverpool and from abroad Germany, Lebannon, Switzerland, Italy.
All delegates found it to be of high value scoring 4.5 out of 5 for academic output, organisation and value.
Professor Professor S Wexner (pictured) said “There is a significant unmet need for the minimally invasive treatment of mild to moderate faecal incontinence. Radiofrequency therapy may provide a safe, effective alternative”.
Fico Centre arranges out-patient appointments of the Secca Procedure for those suffering with Faecal Incontinence. Appointments are available across the UK with dedicated surgeons.
Further Workshops will be arranged during the year, for registration please contact 0844 561 6606 for further information http://www.ficocentre.com
February 6th, 2012
Tomorrow Fico Centre holds a Secca™ Live Surgical Workshop at University College of London Hospital.
The faculties for this event are: Mr C Richard Cohen MD FRCS Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Mr Alastair C J Windsor MD FRCS FRCS(Ed) Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Dr Steven D Wexner MD FACS FRCS FRCS(Ed) Chief Academic Officer and Emeritus Chief of Staff Cleveland Clinic Florida, Professor & Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education Florida International University College of Medicine.
Secca™ provides a fast and effective outpatient procedure for patients who suffer from Faecal Incontinence.
Secca™ does not utilize implants, incisions or stitches and takes approximately 60 minutes.
Secca™ is performed in a day case setting.
Secca™ is for patients who have failed to respond to first line therapies.
Secca™ is for surgical candidates who do not want to undergo invasive surgery or a foreign body implantation.
For further information on the Secca™ Procedure and available appointments, please do contact us here at Fico Centre. Karen is here awaiting your call and any questions you may have 0844 561 6606
February 3rd, 2012
With World Cancer Awareness Day Tomorrow 4th February and as the Government have launched a national campaign raising awareness for Bowel Cancer… Ladies – we draw your attention to this Fact on Bowel Cancer.
Q:What are the five most commonly diagnosed cancers in women?
A: The five most commonly diagnosed cancers in women are:
Breast: 47,693, Lung: 17,960, Bowel: 17,693, Uterus: 7703 and Ovary: 6537
More than twice as many women are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year in the UK than are diagnosed with either ovarian cancer or cancer of the uterus.
Here at Fico Centre, we manage a treatment called Secca Therapy. This is a non surgical option for the elimination of Faecal Incontinence and is delivered by a low level electrical stimulation to the nerves & muscles of the lower bowel and sphincters.
Call Karen on 0844 561 6606 for further information.
February 1st, 2012
There are numerous causes of faecal incontinence, but by far the most common, is injury sustained by the anal muscle complex during the process of child birth. This is known as obstetric injury. Other causes include trauma or accidental injury during surgery to the anal area, while drugs, neurological disorders, congenital malformation, and colorectal diseases are less frequent causes.
Most people suffering from incontinence will describe either one or a combination of the following three symptoms in varying degrees:
Faecal Urgency: Patients experience the urge to expel stool but unfortunately just cannot get to the bathroom quick enough and as a consequence suffer an accident. This form of incontinence is due to weakness or injury to the external anal sphincter muscle complex.
Passive Incontinence: In this form of incontinence patients have no urge or need to use the bathroom but are alerted to the fact that they have suffered an accident by the smell of stool. This symptom arises as a result of injury or dysfunction of the internal anal sphincter muscle.
Post-defecatory Soiling: In this case patients are ordinarily continent but following stool expulsion, there is a near constant feeling that they have not fully emptied their bowels, associated with soling of their underwear and a frequent need to return to the bathroom. This type of incontinence is caused by obstruction to the normal flow of stool to the outside, either due to abnormal anatomy, that may be correctable surgically, or due to weakness or dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscle complex.
Source : Total Health
Here at Fico Centre, we manage a treatment called Secca Therapy. This is a non surgical option for the elimination of Faecal Incontinence and is delivered by a low level electrical stimulation to the nerves & muscles of the lower bowel and sphincters. Call us now on 0844 561 6606.