InterStim®/Sacral Neuromodulation

Sacral Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion, also known as Inter­Stim®, is an FDA-approved ther­a­py for the treat­ment of over­ac­tive blad­der, uri­nary reten­tion or fecal incontinence. 

A small device that is implant­ed sur­gi­cal­ly beneath the skin gen­tly stim­u­lates the nerves that con­trol blad­der and bow­el func­tion, sim­i­lar to a pace­mak­er. The pro­ce­dure involves an ini­tial tri­al with a tem­po­rary device to see if the ther­a­py is suc­cess­ful in you. If the tri­al is suc­cess­ful, the real device is then implant­ed under the skin in the upper but­tocks. The pro­ce­dure is accom­plished under seda­tion as an out­pa­tient procedure.