We are pleased to offer fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for refractory Clostridium difficile. This treatment will be performed by colonoscopy at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and will be available for outpatients and inpatients. Colonoscopy FMT has advantages over enema FMT including improved efficacy and simultaneous colon cancer screening.
In addition patients with severe and complicated disease have had safe and effective therapy: in one study 13 patients had a primary cure rate of 84% with one session and a secondary cure rate of 91% with a second session.
At Missouri Baptist the donors are not charged at all for extensive blood and fecal testing. The treatment can cost as much as $2000 at other institutions.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) Forms: