Fecal transplant for patients with recurring C. diff
A fecal transplant (also called fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT) is a minimally invasive, same-day procedure that places the stool from a healthy person into the GI tract of an infected individual to repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria.
A fecal transplant is performed through endoscopy/enteroscopy or colonoscopy, and generally, only one procedure is required.
Benefits of fecal transplant
Fecal transplant has emerged as a successful treatment for patients with clostridium difficile, commonly known as C. diff, given the therapy's approximate 90% effective rate.
- Potentially improves the quality of life for C. diff patients
- Helps reduce overall cost of care for C. diff patients by shortening or eliminating hospitalizations and prescription expenses
Are you a candidate for a fecal transplant?
Patients with documented recurrence of C. diff through repeat stool studies post antibiotic therapy may be referred for consultation with a gastroenterologist who performs fecal transplants.