My local paper today carried a story about a surgical treatment for fecal incontinence called InterStim Therapy System. Nearly 18 million American adults have fecal incontinence according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. That's about 1 in 12 adults. This is an outpatient surgery covered by most insurances. A neurotransmitter disc is implanted in a buttock and a wire carries an electrical impulse to the sacral nerve which controls bowel function. The person has a better connection to the brain so the person has a better sensation of when to go.