Bowel Control Therapy- Interstim® Treatment

Bowel Control Problems.

Bowel control problems can be embarrassing and debilitating. They can have a major negative impact on lifestyle as well as on both physical and psychological health leading to depression, loss of confidence, loss of self-esteem. You may have to cut back on your hobbies, stop working, feel trapped by a fear of leaking accidents, or feel the need to be close to the bathroom at all times. Why do I have Bowel Control Problems? Nerves carry information to and from the brain. Some nerves control the bowel and muscles that relate to defecation. When the communication system between these nerves and the brain is not working properly, a person may have bowel problems such as fecal incontinence and constipation.

What is InterStim® Therapy?

InterStim® Therapy helps to restore normal nerve activity so that you can defecate normally. It uses a small implanted medical device to send mild electrical pulses to a nerve located just above the tailbone. It can improve quality of life by eliminating or greatly reducing the symptoms suffered by patients with  Fecal incontinence or Constipation.

To try the Interstim® Evaluation phase, and find out if the therapy is right for you, please call our office to set up an appointment with Dr. William Lunt.

 

For more information click the link below

https://www.medtronic.com/content/dam/medtronic-com/us-en/patients/conditions/documents/interstim_pg_bowel.pdf