In 2014 Gavriel D. Meron, founder and former CEO of Given Imaging, the Company that successfully brought the PillCam to the world, partnered with Texas-based Lifestream Purification Systems to form HyGIeaCare, Inc. to bring the HyGIeaCare FDA-cleared Prep System and Prep procedure exclusively to the GI world.
The goal of HyGIeaCare is to provide unique services and solutions to gastroenterologists to deliver better GI outcomes for their patients and their practice through a chain of HyGIeaCare Centers to be established in the US and throughout the world.
In the US, 14.5M screening colonoscopies are performed each year, and this number is growing annually. According to the recently released US Multi-Society Task Force Consensus Statement on Adequate Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy, up to 20 – 25 percent of all colonoscopies are reported to have an inadequate bowel preparation. An incomplete standard prep makes it difficult to detect precancerous lesions. Current prep is also burdensome. There is clearly a need for a better way to prep colons.
HyGIeaCare® has a significant role in preparing patients for colonoscopy. To date more than 18,000 patients have performed and paid out of pocket for HygiPrep®.
These patients had excellent outcomes with 98% adequacy of cleanliness for colonoscopy reported by over 100 physicians, excellent patient satisfaction 99% rate their experience “very good” or “good” – and zero severe adverse events.
Additionally, our HyGIeaCare Centers are being utilized successfully for constipated patients, as shown in peer reviewed publications with excellent data showing that HygiRelief® for constipation is safe and effective (175 patients, 100% BMs and relief, zero severe adverse events). The actual paper can be viewed here And Clinical success of defecation-inducing, gravity-fed, colonic lavage for relief of constipation – report of 1,800 procedures (2021) South C, Havemann BD, Hogan RB, Levitan O, Cronley K view here
For hospitals there are significant advantages of adopting hygieacare including:
HyGIeaCare has developed and validated a proprietary and stringent set of protocols (Standard Operating Procedures = SOPs) and Training Course for nurses and techs so that we are consistently replicating the excellent results in the HyGIeaCare Centers
Gentle bowel prep for colon cleansing, RX based - such as before radiological or endoscopic examination (FDA-cleared)
Through a gentle infusion of warm, gravity-flow, filtered water
To effectively cleanse the colon
At HyGIeaCare Centers
Over 18,000 patients chose HyGIeaCare® Prep
Excellent GI feedback on colon cleanliness 98% adequately clean
Excellent patient satisfaction
99% rate their experience “very good” or “good”
*Of the 1,727 consecutive patients who had a colon irrigation prep at the HyGIeaCare Center in Austin, TX, between November 2015 and November 2016, 1,670 (97%) of the patients were rated as adequate or had a BBPS > 5 which has been shown to be significant in the detection of polyps.
What do you do when you just can’t go?
The HyGIeaCare system is a perfect solution to a chronic constipation issue. A visit to the HyGIeaCare Center can give relief in less than an hour in a private, professional environment. There’s no odor and the process is painless, and the results are life-changing. If you are tired of constantly using over-the-counter laxatives and STILL not getting the true relief you’re looking for, visit HyGIeaCare Center. Our professional nurses in the HyGIeaCare Center understand your suffering and are ready to help you make a change in how you feel.
Stop suffering and request an appointment at the HyGIeaCare Center.
The effective solution- GO with HygiRelief.
Once your appointment has been scheduled, arrive at the HyGIeaCare® Center. Please register at the front desk and our trained nurse manager and Tech will greet you and lead you through the treatment.
Prior to your arrival, the HyGieaCare system will have been stringently disinfected. You will be taken into a private room where you will partially disrobe, sit comfortably on the basin, cover yourself with a blanket. The Tech will get back into the room and gently insert a lubricated small size disposable nozzle into the rectum.
A gentle stream of temperature controlled, gravity-flow water will loosen stool and induce bowel movements, allowing you to comfortably evacuate your colon discreetly and odorlessly providing relief of constipation and bloating.
"Very thankful for this opportunity
to relieve constipation. Very needed"
"Awesome and amazing
invention! Answer to prayers!"
"Procedure is life saver"
"Very Easy. I feel so much
better. Must do again"
"I come every 6 weeks for
constipation and it really helps"
"Thank you for this miracle"
"This was awesome. I will be back
again. Thank you so much. WOW"
"Easy as pie!"
Patient feedback - word abundance analysis
*Based on analysis of 408 patient written feedback for HygiRelief
Take control, feel so much better
Recent publication shows:
HyGIeaCare® Relief was safely completed in 175 patients; 100% of the patients achieved a
bowel movement and achieved relief of constipation
One of the most common complaints faced by both primary care physicians and gastroenterologists is constipation, affecting up to 60 million of the general population in the US. At an individual level, constipation can have a dramatic impact on the patient’s overall well-being, including anxiety, depression, somatization, sexual dysfunction, and time lost off work. A national survey, which included 10,030 respondents found that up to 72% of patients with constipation felt that their constipation was very to extremely bothersome. At the macro level, studies have found a recent surge of emergency department visits for constipation-related issues, with an increase in more than 40% over a 5-year period with an associated 120% increase in aggregate national costs over the same timeframe with an aggregate cost in excess of $1.6 billion dollars. Estimates suggest that upwards of $800 million dollars are spent annually on over-the-counter laxatives. For severe constipation, it is expected that HygieaCare relief is an easier, safer and significantly less expensive alternative to gastrograffin enemas, which are routinely performed by radiologists with an X-ray. Healthcare providers feel the frustration as well, and many health care providers perceive inadequate treatment in the majority of their patients.
The HyGIeaCare® System may provide relief to chronic constipation via a multi-faceted approach by (1) cleansing the bowel without the need for aggressive medical therapy or manual and/or surgical intervention, and (2) theoretically altering the microbiome with the hopes of repopulating a more favorable microbial profile. The primary endpoint of the procedure in the study was successful passage of stool during colonic irrigation with secondary endpoints being patient satisfaction and a favorable side effect profile. The results of the study show that the HyGIeaCare® System cleansing was successfully completed in all 175 patients. 100% of these patients had solid stool excrement and displayed a definitive removal of fecal obstructing debris compared to traditional therapy. HyGIeaCare® Relief may have a lasting effect that goes beyond immediate relief. Recent studies have demonstrated that alterations in the microbiome could result in or propagate chronic constipation. Thus, high volume irrigation may alter the microbiome in ways that could potentially promote growth of more favorable bacteria resulting in longer lasting relief. Future studies are needed to study the longevity of response duration.
Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week.
Bloating is swelling or increase in diameter of the abdominal area, feeling a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain.
During this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, The health and safety of our patients and our staff is our highest priority at Hygieacare.
Following the guidance from public health authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19 for maintaining a safe environment, We have implemented multiple precautionary measures in the Hygieacare Centers.
We are grateful to the healthcare professionals on the front lines who are fighting to contain the virus and help patients with COVID-19.