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Fecal Incontinence and Constipation (Lecture 5) by Dr. Marc A. Levitt, MD

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Dr. Marc A. Levitt, MD Discusses Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

We will discuss the following topics:
Factors contributing to fecal incontinence.
Which children have problems with fecal incontinence?
Predictors of incontinence.
Bowel management
Treatment of incontinence
Hypermotility and its medical treatment
Role of a surgeon in these pathologies
Severe constipation
Management of severe constipation

Dr. Marc A. Levitt's bio:

Marc Levitt is the Chief of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Children's National Hospital, Washington D.C.  He has focused his clinical and academic career in helping patients with complex colorectal and pelvic problems.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his surgical training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has previously directed the Colorectal Centers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  Dr. Levitt has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 90 book chapters, and 4 books.  He has delivered over 500 national/international/local/regional presentations of his work and has been an invited visiting professor all over the world. Dr. Levitt has trained dozens of clinical fellows, research fellows, and students in his career and has directed numerous colorectal training courses attended by established surgeons and surgical trainees from all over the world. He dedicates much of his free time to mission trips around the world where he trains surgeons in complex colorectal surgical techniques.

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Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction | Children's National Hospital

Marc Levitt - Employee Story | Children's National Hospital

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Author declares no conflict of interest.

In addition to the presenter, following authors who may have helped with the content writing, review, or approval declare no conflict of interest.

  • Marc A. Levitt MD
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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