Bladder Control Therapy
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy optimizes the electrical pulses emitted by the sacral nerves. As a result, the connection between your brain and the bladder’s muscles will become more efficient.
The purpose of this treatment is to help patients who suffer from an overactive bladder that imposes regular visits to the bathroom, even during embarrassing times (e.g., meetings).
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy Delivered By The Interstim System
Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy Delivered By The Interstim System offers the following advantages:
With that being said, the process of implanting an InterStim™ system carries similar side effects to other surgical procedures, including swelling, bleeding, bruising, and infection.
For better results, consult with your healthcare provider about the best practices to minimize these risks.
How does Medtronic bladder control therapy work?
The InterStim system works by stimulating the action of the sacral nerves located near the tailbone.
These nerves are responsible for contracting and relaxing the muscles of the bladder, which controls urinary function.
The most commonly accepted theory about the mechanisms involved in bladder tonicity loss is the miscommunication between the brain and sacral nerves, which renders the contraction of the bladder unorganized.
The InterStim System provides gentle electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves and decreases the signals going to the central nervous system. As a result, symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency subside.
How effective is Medtronic bladder control therapy?
In one study, researchers found that 59% of patients who received the InterStim system experienced a 50% lower incidence of urinary leaks compared to the pretherapy phase.
Clearly, the results will vary from one individual to another, depending on a multitude of factors. Additionally, there are some risks to this procedure (just like any other surgery).
Regardless, Medtronic bladder control therapy has revolutionized the field of urology, allowing physicians to alleviate the suffering of individuals with an overactive bladder.
For more information about this technology, you can book an appointment with one of our healthcare providers at Women’s Health Specialists by clicking on this link.