There are several treatment options for overactive bladder or bowel incontinence, including Medtronic’s innovative InterStim®neurostimulator. It’s been used to treat more than 150,000 people worldwide since 1994. If your life has been disrupted by bladder problems and other treatments have not worked for you or have caused intolerable side effects, talk to your doctor about how you can get back to normal.
If you've tried other treatments for your overactive bladder without success, you may want to consider an evaluation of sacral neuromodulation with InterStim Therapy. Sacral neuromodulation has been available since 1994 and has been used to treat more than 150,000 people around the world.
Find out more about this therapy here: http://www.interstim.co.za
What is InterStim® Therapy?
InterStim® Therapy (also called sacral nerve stimulation or sacral neuromodulation in the literature) was developed in the early 1980s and was approved in Europe in 1994. It can improve quality of life by eliminating or greatly reducing the symptoms suffered by patients with:
- Faecal incontinence
InterStim® Therapy helps to restore normal nerve activity so that you can defecate normally. It uses a small implanted medical device to send mild electrical pulses to a nerve located just above the tailbone.