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Specialized Services at Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Finally, a quick and easy outpatient cure for C. diff colitis. For patients with recurrent C. diff infections, a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) could be the answer. Currently, this outpatient procedure is performed at Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center by Dr. Trey Robertson.

What are the benefits of FMT?

  • 95% cure rate with one-time treatment
  • As simple as a colonoscopy
  • Improvement in condition as little as 24-hours after procedure
  • Outpatient procedure

What do former FMT patients have to say?

“After failing multiple rounds of antibiotics for a recurrent and very serious C. diff infection, my symptoms were getting worse. I had missed eight weeks of work and had become homebound and very weak. I was admitted to Franklin Woods Community Hospital, where Dr. Trey Robertson performed the FMT procedure. The results for me were dramatic. I went home the next day and returned to work within a week. My family and I are so grateful to Franklin Woods for making this procedure a possibility.” — Teresa

“I received the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile (C. diff). After three weeks, I went into septic shock. I was so weak I could hardly make it through the day, let alone work. Dr. Robertson helped to restore that balance during the simple colonoscopy at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. It was over in just a few minutes. The results were amazing and immediate! I felt like I had my life back.” — Gordon

How can I learn more or refer a patient?

Call 833-8-BALLAD for more information.