A Secca Procedure Workshop was held February 7 2012 at University College London Hospital. The workshop was well attended by 30 delegates from the UK: Exeter, Bristol, Edinburgh, Southend, London, Birmingham, Peterborough, Cardiff, Sheffield, Reading, Doncaster, Canterbury and Liverpool and from abroad: Germany, Lebannon, Switzerland, and Italy.
The workshop consisted of three live Secca cases, as well as academic presentations by a distinguished faculty. The faculties for this event were: Mr. C. Richard Cohen, MD FRCS Consultant Colorectal Surgeon; Mr. Alastair C. J. Windsor MD FRCS FRCS(Ed), Consultant Colorectal Surgeon; Mr. Dave Chatoor, Pelvic Floor Research Fellow in Colorectal Surgery, Course Director; Steven D. Wexner, MD FACS FRCS FRCS(Ed), Chief Academic Officer and Emeritus Chief of Staff Cleveland Clinic Florida, Professor & Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education Florida International University College of Medicine.
Professor Wexner said, “There is a significant unmet need for the minimally invasive treatment of mild to moderate faecal incontinence. Radiofrequency therapy may provide a safe, effective alternative”.
The Secca workshop was sponsored by the Ficocentre. Ficocentre is the UK provider of Secca Therapy, with five centres operating within the UK to connect patients with fecal incontinence to this minimally invasive treatment. Further Secca workshops in the UK will be arranged during the year. For more information go to www.ficocentre.com, or follow @ficocentre on Twitter.
Great work Ficocentre and special thanks to all who participated!