What is InterStim®?

Maybe you’ve heard of InterStim® Therapy before and are wondering about it, or maybe this is the first you’ve heard of it. Either way, InterStim is something that we offer at the Incontinence Institute and it has helped many people get their lives back from the embarrassment and anxiety of incontinence. So what is it?

InterStim Therapy is a neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication issue between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. What exactly does this mean? InterStim is a small device implanted beneath the skin of your pelvis. It acts as a modulator of neurological signs-bridging the communication barrier between your brain and sacral nerve, which enables proper function of bladder, bowels, sphincter and pelvic muscles. InterStim emits electrical pulses that allow you to control your urinary or bowel function. As a result, your overactive bladder, urinary incontinence or bowel incontinence will be effectively eliminated.

InterStim treats both bladder and bowel incontinence. For those who have safety concerns, InterStim is Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved and over 100,000 people have been treated with InterStim. It is revolutionary in its reliability and safety. InterStim is implanted in a minimally invasive procedure, and it’s even reversible.

The first step in treating incontinence is to see a physician. They can help you go through your treatment options, and see if you are a candidate for InterStim. There is a trial evaluation for InterStim, which allows testing to find out whether or not InterStim will work for you. A temporary device is inserted by your physician, and you will have it up to 14 days and see how it works. Your physician can help you determine if InterStim is the best course of treatment for you.

If you are suffering from urinary or bowel incontinence, contact us to schedule a consultation. There are a variety of treatment options available, surgical and non-surgical, and our expert physicians work with you to find the right treatment for your specific symptoms. Or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1-800-771-1953 to learn more.