Moderator: Amy L. Halverson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chicago, IL
Co-Moderator: Clarence E. Clark, III, MD, FACS, Marietta, CA

This Panel Session will address the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis and various treatment options for C. difficile colitis including the use of vancomycin/flagyl, vancomycin enemas, diverting ileostomy, subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy, and fecal transplant. Treatment plans for recurrent and recalcitrant C. difficile colitis will also be addressed. Fecal transplant is a very promising treatment option for C. difficile colitis, with excellent reported results; however, the use of fecal transplant is very infrequent. This panel will identify when a fecal transplant should be considered as the treatment of choice, methods of fecal transplant, and recommendations for the development of a fecal transplant program.

Presentations and Speakers

Clarence E. Clark, MD, FACS

Clostridium Difficile Colitis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Prevention
Konstantin Umanskiy, MD

Acute Clostridium Difficile Colitis: Is Colectomy Ever Indicated?
Sook C. Hoang, MD

The Scoop on Poop: Fecal Transplantation in the Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Colitis
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD

Amy Halverson, MD, FACS, FASCRS