What is Faecal Microbiota Transplant
Faecal Microbiota Transplant (shortened to FMT) is the transplant of gut bacteria from a healthy donor in to the gut of a person with a compromised microbiome. There are various reasons why FMT is used and whilst a relatively newly recognised form of treatment, faecal transplants are not a new treatment method. The gut microbiome is quickly being recognised as important as other organs in the body – and much like other types of transplants, this is taking healthy, living organisms and implanting them in to someone in need.
The most common use for FMT is to treat Clostridium Difficile Infection (also known as C.Diff or CDI), which is an antibiotic resistant and potentially fatal bacteria. FMT has a 98% efficacy rate in the treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection.
FMT is also showing solid results in the treatment of Post Infectious IBS and is used for various other gut microbiome imbalances.
Experience and Expertise in Faecal Microbiota Transplant
Dr. Suhirdan has been performing Faecal Microbiota Transplant for several years now, getting solid results for his patients. He has also conducted a study on the efficacy of FMT on patients with Post Infectious IBS. Through this experience, Dr. Suhirdan is able to identify which patients are suitable candidates for FMT and is always impressed at the results that a natural treatment can return for patients. FMT is not suitable for all ailments or patients, however as technology and research continues, its uses continue to expand.
To make an appointment with Dr. Suhirdan, you can contact us or send a request via our online booking form.
Preparing for a Procedure
Preparation for a procedure is key, as some preparation can start up to 7 days prior. In your consultation, Dr. Suhirdan will explain what preparation you require for your procedure and also advise you about your medication (if you take any). For full details and downloads, please refer to:
How effective is faecal microbiota transplant treatment?
According to existing medical research, a faecal microbiota transplant has an efficacy rate between 90%-93% when used as a treatment for Clostridium Difficile Infection.
How soon can patients see results?
Most patients see an improvement within 24 hours of the procedure, with some potentially experiencing their first formed stool in this period.
Why might I need to get a faecal microbiota transplant?
You might need to undergo faecal microbiota transplantation if you are experiencing chronic gut microbiome-related illnesses or Clostridium Difficile Infection.
How should I take care of myself after a faecal microbiota transplantation procedure?
Food to avoid
Food to eat
Fermented food items
What are the side effects of faecal microbiota transplantation?
Some patients may experience the following side effects after the faecal microbiota transplantation procedure.
If your side effects become severe, speak to your specialist immediately.
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