The Centre for Digestive Diseases
Centre for Digestive Diseases
Level 1, 229 Great North Road
Five Dock NSW 2046
Telephone: 61 2 9713 4011
(Eastern Standard Time)
Business Hours 7am-5pm Monday-Friday only.
Fax: 61 2 9712 1675
For all enquiries please contact the Centre and make an appointment to see one of our doctors.
We will happily provide medical practitioners with any information requested as well as our treatment protocols.
What is Faecal Microbiota Transplantation
The human bowel contains a complex population of bacteria known as the gut microbiota. These organisms and the chemicals they produce can affect the bowel and the body as a whole and these effects can have both positive and negative impacts on a person’s health. The human gut microbiota protects us from pathogenic or ‘bad’ bacteria.
FMT involves the infusion of healthy human donor faecal bacteria via colonoscope or enema into a bowel that contains abnormal bacteria that are making the bowel ‘sick’. This infusion process can be a single infusion or it can be repeated over a period of time, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition.
The use of healthy human flora appears to be the most complete probiotic treatment available today, capable of eradicating ‘bad’ bacteria and spores and supplying ‘good’ bacteria for recolonisation of the gut in certain conditions.
The Centre for Digestive Diseases offers FMT primarily for the treatment of Clostridium difficile but will also consider treating patients with ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel sydrome, constipation and Crohn’s disease. Other conditions will be assessed on a case by case basis.
FMT is a clinical treatment offered at our centre, not a trial and all costs are to be covered by the patient.
This department is temporarily closed until further notice. CDD apologises for the inconvenience.