[Show abstract][Hide abstract] 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.