SUFFERN, NY (May 28) – Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool to a complete loss of bowel control.

Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The Muscle or nerve damage may be associated with aging or with giving birth.

“Fecal incontinence is a debilitating, and embarrassing problem that afflicts millions,” said Dr. Peter Kaye. “Those who suffer often do in silence. Over the past few months I've been implanting sacral nerve stimulators otherwise known as The InterStim device. This device is approved for the treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence. To date, the results have been outstanding. This device is giving patients their lives back. There is no reason to suffer any longer.”

Peter M. Kaye, MD, FASCRS, a Bon Secours Medical Group physician, is a highly experienced general surgeon and specialist in surgery of the colon, rectum and anus. Dr. Kaye is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a member of Ramapo Valley Surgical Associates in Suffern.

The InterStim is a small device, which is surgically implanted to stimulate the sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses. The sacral nerves control the bladder and bowel. InterStim is used to treat overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence and constipation.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Every year, nearly one million people in the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Pennsylvania turn to Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS) for innovative healthcare delivered with compassion. BSCHS has received national recognition, rankings and numerous awards for the level of care it provides.

BSCHS is comprised of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, NY; Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY; St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY; a certified home health agency; two long-term care facilities; an assisted living/adult home facility and several other medical programs located throughout the region. The system employs more than 3,400, making it one of the region’s largest employers

Bon Secours Medical Group is BSCHS’s regional network of nearly 80 primary care physicians and specialists from a broad array of medical disciplines. These skilled clinicians play a central role in bringing personalized, preventive and expert care to people from every stage of life.

BSCHS is a member of the Bon Secours Health System—a national Catholic healthcare system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassionate healthcare to those in need. For more information, visit For a complete list of practitioners, visit

Peter M. Kaye, MD, FASCRS




























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