Who will benefit from FMT?
What is involved in the procedure?
Patients are required to take a course of antibiotics prior to treatment to rid the gut of all bad bacteria. On completion of the antibiotics, a series of faecal transplant enemas are performed on a daily basis to repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria. Once the transplants begin, and for at least 4 weeks after, a particular diet must be followed to ensure the new, healthy bacteria is maintained.
Possible short term side effects include low fever, headaches, nausea, fatigue and flu-like symptoms.
Each faecal transplant enema will cost $400. Health funds will not cover any of the treatment cost.
Post treatment diet
A personalised nutrition plan can be written for you at no extra charge if you require.