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


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 15-002967
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 15-002967
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-002967

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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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

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Etzioni, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Etzioni, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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