Michigan Bowel Control Program

The Michigan Bowel Control Program (MBCP) is a multidisciplinary program that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of defecation disorders and other disorders of the posterior pelvic floor. The MBCP team includes experts in the fields of urogynecology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation medicine, colorectal surgery, nutrition and psychology.

The program offers coordinated appointments and care supported by an expert nursing team. MBCP provides specialized, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing including:

MBCP also provides:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Coordinated medical and surgical management
  • Individualized pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture

Conditions & Services

MBCP specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of several conditions including: 

Some of the treatments and tests include colorectal surgery and sigmoidoscopy.

For more information on managing these conditions, visit our Patient Resources page.

Our Team

The multidisciplinary team is made up of gastroenterologists, urogynecologists, colorectal surgeons, radiologists, psychologists, physical therapists, nurses, and nutritionists who offer collaborative comprehensive care for patients with these difficult problems. A multidisciplinary approach is especially helpful for these conditions when complicated by previous surgical intervention or pelvic floor trauma.

Our expert team strives to increase understanding of the physiology of conditions, implement new therapies and technologies where indicated, and improve treatment results for patients through ongoing clinical trials and basic science research.


Our vision in MBCP is to improve patient quality of life through clinical research. We know that pelvic floor dysfunction and defecation disorders can have a dramatic effect on one's daily activities and overall quality of life. The knowledge gained through this research will then be used to more accurately diagnose and more effectively treat this previously under recognized and underserved patient population.

Contact Us

MBCP patients are seen at the Taubman Center as well as at Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital.

Phone: 734-763-6295 #3

Fax: 734-936-9849