Solesta® is a gel-injection treatment for bowel incontinence. Solesta is composed of natural materials, dextranomer and sodium hyaluronate, and is similar in structure to the starches, sugars, and tissue in your body.
Your doctor administers Solesta® through injections into the wall of the anal canal. Solesta bulks up the tissue in that part of your body. The added bulk gives you more control.
You should look into Solesta® if you’re 18 or older, and simple treatments for bowel incontinence (diet, fiber therapy, medications) have failed.
Fasting or other special preparations aren’t usually required, but your doctor may advise otherwise.
Before Solesta® Injection Therapy, it’s important to inform your doctor of:
It’s important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions.
Your doctor will administer Solesta® in 4 injections to the wall of the anal canal. The injections are not painful and are well-tolerated.