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    ABSTRACT: A multidisciplinary team, which includes either a psychologist or a psychiatrist, should follow these specialized patients from their first visit to the final steps of their treatment and the definitive resolution of their problem using a “holistic approach.” The great advantage of a team psychologist—and a psychological perspective—in a dedicated coloproctology unit is in “flagging” patients who are likely, by virtue of their preexisting psychological and biosocial problems, not to benefit from surgery or to have symptom recidivism after surgery. Moreover, it is crucial that patients be afforded a range of non-surgical therapies for pelvic floor dysfunction as part of this holistic approach. The factors that are predictive for non-surgical success are still being evaluated in many units.
    No preview · Chapter · Dec 2004