Gastrointestinal Biofeedback

Gastrointestinal (GI) biofeedback is a behavioral therapy used to treat children with bowel dysfunction, constipation and fecal incontinence, who have not responded to standard treatment.

During biofeedback a computer is used to measure, record and display (or feedback) information about a body process — such as bowel contractions or bowel release. Essentially, biofeedback can be used to help children retrain their bowels, to help them better understand how their bodies work and exert control over bodily functions not usually thought to be under their conscious control.

This procedure is administered by our specially trained team of physicians and nurses at the Lustgarten Center for GI Motility.

This test is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.