What is fecal incontinence and why does it occur?

Fecal incontinence is the uncontrolled passage of feces or gas, can be a frequent and debilitating condition that affects mostly women, but can also affect men of all ages and has many causes. 


The most common anatomical cause worldwide is anorectal muscle or nerve damage during birth.  Non-anatomical abnormalities include dementia, encopresis, overflow incontinence, diarrhea, IBD, neurologic disease and advanced age.  Other anatomical abnormalities include complex anal and rectovaginal fistulas, cloacal defects, perineal trauma and rectal prolapse.

Can fecal incontinence be treated?

Treatment for fecal incontinence has steadily improved over the last several years.  There has been a progressive transition from invasive surgical reconstruction to novel minimally invasive techniques to help improve bowel function.  

All treatment options are provided to patients and great care is taken to identify the root of the problem so that the best treatment can be implemented.  

What are the treatment options?

We utilize proven non-invasive options and surgical techniques to improve function. These include:

  • InterStim therapy sacral nerve stimulation

  • Solesta injection

  • Sphincteroplasty

  • Perineal reconstruction

  • Rectocele repair

  • Rectovaginal fistula repair

  • Rectal prolapse repair

  • Prolapsing hemorrhoid repair

  • Dietary modification

  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback

  • Medication and supplementation

  • Skin care

We work closely with ProRehab, expert therapists in multiple locations throughout the tristate to treat all types of pelvic floor dysfunction.

What is the Tri-State Colorectal Fecal Incontinence Clinic?

We understand that accidental bowel leakage can impact self-esteem and quality of life, resulting in discomfort, disability, and cost.  The Tri-State Fecal Incontinence Clinic (TSC FIC) is a part of our practice that offers an excellent service that to the community to help individuals who suffer from issues with bowel control.

As the region's most experienced surgeons treating fecal incontinence, we not only listen to you and understand your difficulty, we have the in-depth knowledge of anorectal anatomy and physiology that allows us to effectively diagnose and treat your problem.  The advantage of having your testing and treatment  conveniently done at our clinic is it eliminates the need of multiple facility visits and unnecessary procedures. 

Why choose Tri-State Colorectal Fecal Incontinence Clinic?

At TSC Fecal Incontinence Clinic, you will receive professional service and the attention you deserve.  Our physicians adhere tightly to the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence submitted by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, which is endorsed world-wide.  At our clinic, you will benefit from a friendly and knowledgeable staff, a comfortable environment, and stress-free visit that provides you the information you need to make the best decision in your treatment and success.  Effective treatment does not always mean surgery.  We are very careful to properly select those patients that will benefit from non-invasive and surgical treatments.  

Tri-State Colorectal Group


950 S Kenmore Dr., Suite B

Evansville, IN 47714

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Tel: (812)-301-8110

Fax: (812)-401-4001

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