Getting ITB Therapy

The Medtronic SynchroMed® II Pump is a surgically implanted device that delivers medication exactly where your spinal cord needs it. If you pass a standard screening test and don't respond to the anti-spastic medication, the pump can be implanted in a 2-hour procedure, followed by a short hospital stay – so you can start enjoying the benefits.

Is It Right for You?

Your doctor will consider many factors including your symptoms, goals, body mass, and results of a screening test.

Surgery: What to Expect

On average, the surgery to implant ITB Therapy takes about 1 to 2 hours from start to finish. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Personal Stories

Read about the experiences of people who have received our products and therapies. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular individuals, both before and after treatment.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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