ST. PAUL, Minn., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Torax Medical announced today that the FENIX® Continence Restoration System for the treatment of fecal incontinence was implanted in the first U.S. patients. Dr. Paul Pettit, Associate Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL performed the procedures on April 8, 2016. Dr. Pettit who has been treating fecal incontinence (FI), also known as accidental bowel leakage (ABL) for over 30 years commented, "Currently, if patients are not happy with their quality of life after conservative and less invasive therapy, the only surgical option that stands between them and a colostomy is the newly-available FENIX device. Here at the Mayo Clinic, we are excited to be able to offer this new treatment to our patients."

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