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InterStim

                                          

InterStim Therapy is a proven neuromodulation therapy that normalizes the communication between the bladder and brain. InterStim Therapy for Urinary Control serves as treatment of urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency.

This therapy is not intended for patients with mechanical obstruction such as benign prostatic hypertrophy, cancer, or urethral strictures.

FAQ

How does it work?

It’s widely believed that a possible cause of an overactive bladder is miscommunication between the brain and the sacral nerves. When the brain and nerves do not communicate correctly, the bladder will not function properly.

InterStim Therapy stimulates the sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses that reduce the signals to the nervous system that may be causing bladder control symptoms such as leaks, the sudden urge to go, or going too often.

How effective is InterStim therapy?

According to Medtronic, in a long-term clinical study, it was found that 59% of patients with urge incontinence who received InterStim Therapy and completed follow-up with their doctors, had at least 50% fewer leaks per day when compared to the number of leaks before therapy.

However, individual results may vary and not every patient that receives InterStim will experience the same results.