Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), is the transplant of an entire colonic microbiome from a healthy donor to a recipient with the goal of eliminating microbial imbalances that promote disease. In other words, we take stool from a very healthy person and we deliver it via capsules or enema to treat disease. It is at least 90% effective for the treatment of resistant Clostridium difficile infections. It is currently being studied to improve quality of life and treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, SIBO, IBS, allergies, arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, liver disease, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, metabolic disease, diabetes, obesity, antibiotic resistant infections, and pouchitis.
By booking an appointment for FMT Consultation, I am able to help you decide if FMT will benefit your health and help you obtain this therapy safely and effectively. Fecal transplants are not available in office, however I am able to help you safely create and administer your own FMT and refer you to trusted providers.
Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff)
Treatment for resistant C. difficile can be as simple as one round of oral FMT capsules with results seen in 24 hours. Retention enemas may also be used for effective treatment. For severely resistant infection, additional FMT may be required. Your consultation will include FMT preparation, safety, effectiveness, and how to prevent recurrence. Additional follow-up appointments help ensure complete healing and recovery.
Your consultation will help you determine if FMT is a good option for you at this time. You will receive detailed instructions on FMT dosing and administration for your condition. For those who choose to create DIY FMT enemas, you will be coached on how to select and screen your donor as well as how to create home enemas. Additional recommendations on how to maintain a healthy microbiome following your procedure and adjunctive care are also provided. At this time, prepared FMT from a stool bank is not permitted by the FDA for any conditions other than C. difficile.