InterStim Sacral Neuromodulation
What is InterStim Sacral Neuromodulation?
InterStim Sacral Neuromodulation is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of urinary urgency/frequency, urge urinary incontinence, non-obstructive urinary retention or bowel incontinence. It has been approved by the FDA since 1997, so it is well studied and very safe with excellent success rates of up to 70% for most conditions.*
Sacral Neuromodulation differs from oral medications that target the muscular component of bladder by offering control of your symptoms via direct modulation of your body’s nerve activity. An implanted neurostimulator will electrically stimulate the sacral nerve, which is thought to normalize the neural communication between the brain and the bladder and the brain and bowel.
What happens during the procedure?
A small electrical wire is advanced through a small skin incision to float near the nerves that go to the bladder and bowel. If a trial period proves this to be a successful treatment result for the patient, then a very small pacemaker is inserted just under the skin to provide a constant, permanent benefit.
It is the most effective of the overactive bladder treatments, and it remains the only minimally invasive procedural treatment for fecal incontinence. This outpatient procedure only takes about 45 minutes and recovery is minimal.
Schedule a free consultation in Torrance, California
Dr. Shelby Morrisroe is an experienced urologist who helps patients in the South Bay with urinary issues. If you are suffering from urinary urgency/frequency, urge urinary incontinence, non-obstructive urinary retention or fecal incontinence, there are treatment options that can help you. During an initial, free consultation with Dr. Morrisroe, she can diagnose your urinary issues and will discuss the proper treatment options with you. To learn more about InterStim Sacral Neuromodulation, give us a call or schedule online.Schedule
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.