Secca is performed in an outpatient setting. Secca is for patients who have failed to respond to first line therapies, who are not surgical candidates, or do not want to undergo invasive surgery or a foreign.
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.