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Fecal Incontinence

The loss of bowel control that causes the unexpected passing of stool. It can be the result of an injury, disease, as well as general aging and muscle weakness.

Diagnosis

In addition to a physical exam, you will be asked about your condition as well as your medical history. From there, your doctor will order various tests in order to determine the precise cause of the incontinence.

Treatment

Treatment varies depending on the cause. Dietary changes and implementing certain exercises can help. Surgical options can include sphincter reconstruction and/or implantation of a peripheral nerve stimulator.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

At the Palm Beach Digital Surgery Institute, we’re committed to empowering our patients, sharing options and information so you can make the decision that’s right for you and your family.

Dr. Eduardo Parra-Davila MD, FACS, FASCRS and his team begin by focusing on not just the patient, but their entire family: the support system and people committed to restoring the patient to a better quality of life.

Prior to joining Palm Beach Health Network Physician Group, Dr. Parra served as the Director of Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery and the Director of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Orlando, FL. Previously, he also served as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at a Hospital in Boca Raton and as the Chief of General Surgery at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami. Dr. Parra-Davila has worked as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida, Florida State University and University of Miami.

 

“I get criticized sometimes because I give my cell number to the patients. And my take on it is, you can always be on the other side.”

Parra-Davila MD, FACS, FASCRS

 

Choosing the Right Hospital

Dr. Parra performs his surgeries at Good Samaritan Medical Center, located in West Palm Beach. “One of the reasons I came to Good Sam was for the robotic program,” explains Dr. Parra. “It’s a small community hospital with maybe one of the best technologies there is in surgery, and I like that combination.”

Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of the Palm Beach Health Network, which also includes Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Boca Medical Center and Delray Medical Center.