Medtronic InterStim Therapy
Is Your Bladder Controlling You?
Leaks unrelated to a physical activity…going too often..strong, sudden urges to go…
If medications aren’t helping with these bladder control problems, you may have another treatment option: Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), delivered by the InterStim® System.
About Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), delivered by the InterStim® System, is an effective, long-term treatment that is clinically proven to:
- Significantly improve quality of life
- Relieve symptoms when other treatments fail
The other therapies you tried may not have addressed the miscommunication between the bladder and the brain that could be causing your symptoms. Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy uses a device that provides gentle electrical stimulation to help correct this communication problem.
After talking with your doctor to see if Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy is right for you, you may decide to try it by going through an evaluation. Based on the outcome of the evaluation, you and your doctor will determine the next steps for your treatment.
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy was created by Medtronic, and over 150,000 people worldwide have received the InterStim System. It has been FDA-approved since 1997 for urge incontinence and since 1999 for urinary retention and urgency-frequency. Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy is not intended for patients with a urinary blockage.
Medicare and many other private insurance companies cover Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy.
How Effective Is Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy?
In a long -term clinical study, it was found that 59% of patients with urge incontinence who received the InterStim System and completed follow-up with their doctors had at least 50% fewer leaks per day when compared to the number of leaks before therapy.