We are thrilled to offer patients this non-surgical option for accidental bowel leakage
Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) June 09, 2017
An innovative new non-surgical treatment for accidental bowel leakage is now available at Florida Urogynecology, offering new hope for women suffering from an isolating disorder. Dr. Jason Thompson and his team have recently successfully treated their first patients with the Eclipse System.
Accidental bowel leakage causes many women to suffer in silence, fearing accidents and restricting daily activities. More common than many realize, as many as 20 million women in the U.S. suffer from the condition, which can be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, nerve or muscle damage in the pelvic region, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Typically, patients are encouraged to alter their diet and exercise programs, and take medications to try to improve bowel control. If the issue persists, patients may need to move on to more invasive treatments, such as surgery. The Eclipse System provides a new, non-surgical option for these women.
"We are thrilled to offer patients this non-surgical option for accidental bowel leakage," said Dr. Jason Thompson, Urogynecologist at Florida Urogynecology. "Too many patients suffer in silence thinking their symptoms are unavoidable and untreatable, but in fact there are many treatment options they can try. We do our best to ensure that we offer the latest advances for bowel control treatment, and the Eclipse System is a welcome addition to our arsenal.”
Lindsay Mason, ARNP, who is board certified as a Family Nurse Practioner by the ANCC, treats complex pelvic floor conditions with Dr. Thompson and has worked actively with the first several patients treated with Eclipse. “Having a low risk, non-surgical treatment option has increased our capability to help women with ABL,” said Mason. “The Eclipse device has been especially helpful in the treatment of women who do not desire surgery, women who are not candidates for surgical correction of ABL, or women who have not achieved desired improvement of ABL with prior surgical intervention.”
The Eclipse™ System is a first-in-class vaginal insert designed to provide immediate bowel control. Placed in the same location as a tampon or a diaphragm, the insert contains no hormones or drugs, and can be removed at any time. In a clinical trial of women who used the insert for one month, Eclipse was effective in 86% of those successfully fit with the insert. The most common adverse event was discomfort, most frequently associated with the fitting process and typically resolved by just removing the insert. At the end of the study, 96% of participants successfully fit with the insert found the Eclipse to be comfortable, and 98% reported that that they would recommend it to a friend. Patients can learn more about Eclipse by visiting eclipsesystem.com or by reaching out to Florida Urogynecology at (904) 652-0373.
About Florida Urogynecology
Dr. Jason Thompson is an expert Urogynecologist who specializes in both fecal and urinary incontinence, as well as pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Thompson, Lindsay Mason ARNP, and his team strive to be at the forefront for new and innovative technologies to offer patients, and pride themselves on delivering expert treatment from the start. Dr. Thompson’s office is a leading provider of the Eclipse System.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, privately held Pelvalon aims to improve the lives of women who suffer from bowel control problems. Founded in 2010, Pelvalon’s groundbreaking technology originated from Stanford University’s Biodesign program, a collaboration between the schools of medicine and engineering. For more information, visit http://www.eclipsesystem.com.
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