The CHAAMPS (Colorectal conditions, Hirschsprung’s disease, Anorectal malformations and Associated spinal cord anomalies, Managed by Pediatric Surgery) Bowel Management Program uses various approaches to help children who have colorectal conditions that have required surgical interventions to achieve social continence. Social continence is when a child with a colorectal condition does not have any stooling accidents, can stool with regularity and is not soiling during the day. Our goal is for our patients to participate in all social activities while the confidence of being accident-free.
Our champs, the children in the program, have undergone many procedures and tests to treat their surgical conditions. Following their surgeries, they may be faced with fecal incontinence (involuntary passage of stool), which makes it difficult to participate in normal daily activities. Our multifaceted program is structured to help these champs become socially continent and participate in all social activities without the fear of having an accident.
CHAAMPS treats children with the following surgical conditions.