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Center for Digestive Disorders


Abdominal Pain and Motility, and Pelvic Floor Disorders

The disorders that are covered in this core can be complex, as they may involve the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract and/or the pelvic musculoskeletal system. Therefore, a multidisciplinary evaluation is important. This core combines the expertise of colorectal and gastrointestinal surgeons, gastroenterologists, gynecologist, urologists, therapists, psychologists and primary care physicians. For most patients, medical treatment or biofeedback is successful. For those patients who require surgery, minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques are often utilized.

Comprehensive Services for Patients With:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fecal and urinary incontinence
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal, uterine and or vaginal prolapse
  • Cystocele
  • Sexual dysfunction and impotence

Diagnostic and Treatment Options

  • Anorectal manometry and motility studies
  • Defecography and transanal ultrasonography
  • Electromyography
  • Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency testing
  • Colon transit time testing
  • Overlapping sphincteroplasty for fecal incontinence
  • Laparoscopic colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for colonic inertia
  • Perineal procedures for rectal prolapse
  • Biofeedback


Call: 617.638.6525 option #1
Fax: 617.638.7448

Boston Medical Center
Center for Digestive Disorders
Moakley 3
Suite 3500
830 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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Call: 617.638.6525 option #1
Teleconsult for referring physicians: 617.638.5795
page 4887 (GUTS)

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