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Solesta is a new treatment provided at GI Alliance of Illinois that is performed to treat accidental bowel leakage, also known as fecal incontinence. The treatment consists of a gel that is given through four injections into the wall of the anal canal, which helps give you more control by bulking up the tissue in the anal canal. The gel is similar to the natural starches, sugars, and tissue in your body. For more information about this treatment or to speak to a skilled gastroenterologist, contact your nearest Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, or Bloomington, IL, location to request a consultation.

The Solesta procedure, which requires no anesthesia, involves a total of four 1-mL injections in the anal canal. Solesta will work as a bulking agent directly in the anal canal to help treat the patient's fecal incontinence. The injections are administered in sequence at the posterior, left-lateral, anterior, and right-lateral sites. Solesta is administered about 5 mm into the submucosal layer of the anal canal, proximal to the dentate line (about 5 mm above) via anoscope. After injection, the needle should be kept in place for about 15 – 30 seconds to minimize gel extrusion. For more information on how this procedure works, contact your local GI Alliance of Illinois location.

Individuals who receive Solesta injection therapy for fecal incontinence may resume light physical activity immediately following the procedure. In most cases, individuals can return to normal activities within one week. While Solesta may begin working immediately, results are typically seen within the first four weeks. Optimal results are most often reached three months following the procedure. To speak to a GI specialist to determine if Solesta may be beneficial for you, request a consultation at a Illinois location near you.

The specialists at GI Alliance of Illinois know how frustrating fecal incontinence can be and how it can interfere with your daily life. Solesta is a new treatment available in Illinois that can help eliminate your bowel leakage and allow you to get back to your regular routine more easily. If you would like to learn more about this possible treatment for fecal incontinence, request a consultation with a GI Alliance of Illinois provider at a location near you.

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