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Overactive Bladder & Urinary Incontinence Treatment

InterStim Therapy

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If you’re living with a loss of bladder control, you know that your condition can detract significantly from your overall quality of life. From altering your routine and missing out on precious moments to living with social stigma, an overactive bladder or urinary retention can become an obstacle to your confidence and happiness.

At Pikes Peak Urology, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge solutions to a loss of bladder control in the form of InterStim therapy. Using state-of-the-art technology from Medtronics, our compassionate, experienced physicians can help you find minimally invasive relief without the need for painful, costly surgical procedures.

If you’re interested in learning more about InterStim, or you’re ready to discuss your treatment options surrounding bladder incontinence, don’t wait another day in discomfort. Schedule your first appointment with the team at Pikes Peak Urology today.

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Cutting-Edge InterStim Therapy for the Bladder

We’ve discussed that InterStim is at the cutting edge of the medical technology available for treating a loss of bladder control. But how does it actually work? Here are some important details about InterStim and how it can help you take your life back:

  • InterStim is used to treat the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and non-obstructive urinary retention.
  • Also known as sacral neuromodulation (SNM), the InterStim device works by targeting the sacral nerve in your lower back.
  • The InterStim device will be implanted subcutaneously (under your skin) during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. There, it will use low-amplitude electricity to stimulate your sacral nerve, allowing you more control over your bladder.
  • InterStim uses a handheld smart programmer, allowing you and your urologist to make adjustments without the need for more surgery.

The InterStim™ system is proven to provide significantly better results than oral medication for overactive bladder. If you’re ready to try a new, cutting-edge solution that can offer you long-term relief, ask your doctor at Pikes Peak about InterStim.

Minimally-Invasive Treatment for Loss of Bladder Control 

Find Bladder Control Relief

Want to learn more about how InterStim helps real patients like you? Check out the video below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of an overactive bladder?

If you: 

  • Always find yourself looking for a restroom
  • Have to too often during the day
  • Wake up multiple times at night to use the bathroom
  • Get sudden or strong urges to go
  • Suffer from embarrassing leaks or accidents

It’s time to visit Pikes Peak Urology, as you may be struggling with overactive bladder (OAB).

Will my device need batteries?

InterStim comes in recharge-free and rechargeable options, so you can choose the right device for your lifestyle.

How do I know that InterStim is right for me?

While InterStim can help you avoid major invasive surgery for OAB, the device is ideal for people who can tolerate surgery, as it must be implanted subcutaneously. If you’re not sure about InterStim, that’s okay -- most patients undergo a “test run” which lasts 3-14 days and will be closely monitored by your urologist.