Treating Patients with Recurrent C. Difficile Infection with Fecal Bacteriotherapy


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.

Dr. Weinstock preparing the FMT
Dr. Weinstock preparing the FMT
A review of 536 FMT patients showed an overall cure rate of 87%. The cure rate varied according to the site of infusion: stomach 81%, duodenum 86%, enema 84%, and colonoscopy 93%.

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.

FMT ready to be infused into colon via colonoscopy
FMT ready to be infused
into colon via colonoscopy
We would be happy to see you in our office along with 2 potential donors to explain the risks and benefits of FMT.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) Forms:

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