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Sacral Neuromodulation

What is sacral neuromodulation?

Sacral neuromodulation is a clinically proven solution for treating symptoms of overactive bladder (including urinary urgency incontinence), stool (fecal) incontinence and urinary retention.

What are the benefits of sacral neuromodulation?

  • Small Size: Safely delivers therapy with a miniaturized implant
  • Long-Term Therapy: Designed to provide long-term symptom relief
  • Full-Body MRI: Eligible for full-body MRI under approved conditions
  • Clinically Proven: In a clinical study, sacral neuromodulation provided long lasting safety and symptom relief at three years

How does sacral neuromodulation work?

Sacral neuromodulation provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel, which can restore normal control and result in symptom improvement.

The Evaluation Step: To see if sacral neuromodulation is right for you, you will undergo a short period of therapy using a temporary system. The evaluation period allows you to experience the symptom relief the therapy may provide before you commit to long-term therapy.

Long-term Therapy: If you and your doctor determine that sacral neuromodulation is right for you, you will have an outpatient procedure where the implant is placed just beneath the skin in the upper part of your buttock.

Clinically Proven. Patient Approved.

Backed by clinical studies, sacral neuromodulation is clinically proven to help regain bladder and bowel control and deliver clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life.

Two years after implant

  • 94% of patients were satisfied with their therapy
  • 93% of patients experienced a ≥50% reduction in urinary urgency incontinence symptoms
  • <2% of patients reported discomfort at the implant site

Results and experiences may vary.

Who is a good candidate for sacral neuromodulation?

It is up to you and your healthcare provider to determine if you are a good candidate for sacral neuromodulation.

Sacral neuromodulation is an approved treatment for patients suffering with:

  • Overactive bladder: The urgent need to urinate which may result in frequent urination and/or incontinence (leakage) episodes
  • Urinary frequency: The need to urinate 8 or more times a day, which may or may not be associated with urgency
  • Urinary urgency incontinence: The urgent need to urinate or trouble holding urine before making it to the restroom
  • Fecal (bowel) incontinence: Involuntary loss of stool which may or may not be associated with urgency
  • Nonobstructive urinary retention: The inability to completely empty the bladder which may result in trouble urinating or frequent small voids

Sacral neuromodulation is for patients who have failed conservative treatments, such as lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or medications.

Get the symptom relief you deserve!

Ready to take the first step towards symptom relief? Schedule a consultation with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and to determine if sacral neuromodulation is right for you.
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Important safety information

Results and experiences may vary and are different for each patient. No promise or guarantee is made about specific results or experiences. Talk to your doctor about whether the sacral neuromodulation is right for you and to discuss the potential risks and benefits.

As with any treatment or surgery, implantation and use of the sacral neuromodulation does have risk.
Further treatment and even additional surgery could be needed.

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