Princeton Urogynecology First in New Jersey to Offer Eclipse System for Female Loss of Bowel Control

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Eclipse System Offers a New, Easily Tried Treatment Option for Debilitating Condition

We want women to know this is not something they have to live with and there are customized treatments like Eclipse available

An innovative, non-surgical treatment for bowel leakage is now available at Princeton Urogynecology, offering new hope for women suffering from an isolating disorder.

Loss of bowel control, known medically as fecal incontinence, causes many women to suffer in silence, fearing accidents and restricting their daily activities. Studies show millions of women in the U.S. suffer from the condition each year, 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, and take medications in the hopes that it will improve bowel control. If the issue persists, patients may need to move on to more invasive treatments, such as surgery. The Eclipse System, cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early 2016, provides a new, non-surgical option for these women.

The Eclipse™ System is the first vaginal insert designed to provide immediate bowel control. Placed in the same location as a tampon, the insert contains no hormones or drugs, and can be worn or removed based on the patient’s preferences. 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 simply removing the insert. At the end of the study, 96% of participants successfully fit with the insert found Eclipse to be comfortable, and 98% reported that that they would recommend it to a friend.

“Bowel control issues can place a tremendous burden on a woman’s life; restricting her daily activities and causing her to plan everything around accidents,” said Dr. Heather van Raalte, Urogynecologist at Princeton Urogynecology. “Some women think there’s nothing that can be done; that it’s just a symptom of aging. We want women to know this is not something they have to live with and there are customized treatments like Eclipse available.”

“The Eclipse clinical data showed really promising results, so I was excited to offer it to my patients,” said Dr. Nina Bhatia, Urogynecologist at Princeton Urogynecology. “This new therapy is changing the lives of women and allowing them to take back control of their bowels.”

About Princeton Urogynecology
Princeton Urogynecology is the only specialized practice in the region with an all-female practice dedicated to the comprehensive care of conditions affecting the female pelvic floor. They specialize in the most advanced techniques and minimally invasive surgical approaches, and focus solely on pelvic floor disorders such as, bladder and bowel control issues, voiding difficulties, recurrent urinary tract infections, and pelvic organ prolapse.

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Contact: Alison Shaltis
Phone: (609) 924-2230

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