Anal Sphincteroplasty

What is anal sphincteroplasty?

Anal sphincteroplasty reattaches the damaged ends of the internal and external anal sphincter muscles to repair the disruption in the muscles. Anal sphincter damage is often a consequence of childbirth or prior pelvic surgery. This will restore the normal shape and function of the anal sphincter muscle complex, thereby restoring fecal continence. Bowel incontinence is present in men and women who experience unexpected fecal leaks from the rectum.

What can I expect from the procedure?

This surgery has been performed for decades and is the most common surgery used to treat fecal incontinence. Success rates overall are high but infection is the most common complication of this surgery. Other risks of the surgery include bleeding, failure and pain.*

Schedule a free consultation in Torrance, California

If you suffer from bowel incontinence and you live in the South Bay area, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shelby Morrisroe. Dr. Morrisroe will review your symptoms and will cover the different treatment options that can fix the issue. Anal sphincteroplasty may not be necessary to fix your fecal incontinence issues, but if it is needed, Dr. Morrisroe can perform the surgery. Schedule today by giving us a call or by filling out our website form.


*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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