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Sacral Neuromodulation

                                          

Sacral Neuromodulation is an effective solution for treating symptoms of overactive bladder (including urinary urgency incontinence), bowel (fecal) incontinence and urinary retention. This therapy is clinically proven to help people regain bladder and bowel control.

How does Sacral Neuromodulation work?

Sacral Neuromodulation provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel, which can restore normal control and result in symptom improvement.

The Evaluation Step: To see if Sacral Neuromodulation is right for you, you will undergo a short period of therapy using a temporary system. The evaluation period allows you to experience the level of symptom relief the therapy may provide before you commit to long-term therapy.

Long-term Therapy: If you and your doctor determine that Sacral Neuromodulation is right for you, you will have an outpatient procedure where the miniaturized implant is placed just beneath the skin in the upper part of your buttock.

What are the benefits of Sacral Neuromodulation?

Sacral Neuromodulation provides you with a long-term treatment solution that:

  • Safely delivers therapy with a miniaturized implant
  • Is designed to provide therapy for at least 15 years
  • Is MRI compatible, allowing you to undergo a full-body MRI
  • Clinically proven to provide symptom relief*

Who is a good candidate for Sacral Neuromodulation?

It is up to you and your healthcare provider to determine if you are a good candidate for Sacral Neuromodulation.

Sacral Neuromodulation is an approved treatment for patients suffering with:

  • Overactive bladder (OAB) – the urgent need to urinate which may result in frequent urinary and/or incontinence (leakage) episodes
  • Urinary urgency frequency – the need to urinate 8 or more times a day
  • Urinary urgency incontinence (UUI) – the urgent need to urinate or trouble holding urine before making it to the restroom
  • Fecal (bowel) incontinence – sudden urges to pass stool and experience leakage of stool before making it to the restroom
  • Nonobstructive urinary retention (UR) – the inability to empty the bladder which results in symptoms of frequent urination or trouble urinating

Sacral Neuromodulation is indicated for patients who have failed conservative treatments, such as lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or medications.
Sacral Neuromodulation is not appropriate for:

  • Stress incontinence
  • Treating urinary symptoms caused by mechanical obstructions, such as benign prostatic hypertrophy, cancer, or urethral stricture
  • Patients who have not demonstrated an appropriate response to an external trial
  • Patient with limited cognitive function, which may make it difficult to manage their therapy
  • Pregnant women, the unborn fetus, and during delivery
  • Pediatric patients (under the age of 18 years for FI and under the age of 16 years for OAB and UR)
  • Patients with neurological disease origins, such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes

 

Clinically Proven. Patient Approved.

Clinical Study & Testimonial

Backed by clinical studies, Sacral Neuromodulation is clinically proven to regain bladder and bowel control and deliver clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life.

In a clinical study of patients with urinary urgency incontinence (after 6 months of therapy),

  • 93% of patients were satisfied with their therapy*
  • 90% of patients experienced a ≥50% reduction in UUI symptoms*
  • <2% of patients reported discomfort at the implant site

What to hear from an actual patient about their experience with sacral neuromodulation ?

Kathy had been suffering from overactive bladder (OAB) for many years. OAB was interfering with Kathy’s life, limiting her from being able to do the things she wanted to do.  With sacral neuromodulation, she was able to regain control!