A Study of Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction After Surgery to Remove Part of the Large Intestine for Chronic Constipation Caused by Slow Transport of Waste


About this study

  The purpose of this study is to assess the long term outcomes and patient satisfaction for patients who had a partial removal of the large intestine for chronic constipation that was caused by the slow transport of waste.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Male or female
  • Between ages 18 and 70 years
  • Had subtotal colectomy for slow transit constipation

Exclusion Criteria

  • Death before ability to conduct phone interview with the patient
  • Insufficient follow up after surgery (less than 1 year)
  • Original surgery performed at a different medical center
  • Had a documented ileostomy following the subtotal colectomy

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Etzioni, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Etzioni, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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