With sacral neuromodulation InterStim II, a small device, just a little bit bigger than a 2 euro coin, is surgically implanted to stimulate your sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses. The sacral nerves control your bladder and bowel. InterStim therapy is used to treat overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence and constipation. If you have not experienced success with more standard treatments, this reversible treatment may be a good option for you.
The sacral nerves control your bladder, your bowel, your rectum and the muscles related to urinary and anal functions. By stimulating these nerves with a mild electric current, the neurostimulator helps your bowel, rectum and bladder to work as they should.
The InterStim Therapy system consists of:
Sacral neuromodulation may help you to regain control, and avoid the embarrassment and frustration of bladder and bowel problems.
Medtronic offers the InterStim neurostimulator to treat overactive bladder, urinary retention, fecal incontinence and constipation. If you think you would like to try InterStim Therapy, ask your doctor about a trial assessment.
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