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InterStim


Arkansas Urology is proud to offer the InterStim System by Medtronic as a solution for overactive bladder. Some people do not benefit from or cannot tolerate behavior modification or medications for OAB. For these people, sacral nerve stimulation with InterStim is an available treatment option. InterStim™ systems have been implanted in over 325,000 patients, and evaluated in more than 1,000 published clinical articles, including long-term (5-year) data for urinary incontinence, retention, and fecal incontinence. Visit Medtronic Bladder for more information.

Relief therapies exist. If you have been looking for alleviation from overactive bladder, Arkansas Urology can help. Your quality of life doesn’t have to change – you don’t have to accept Overactive Bladder as a normal part of life.

This breakthrough treatment targets the sacral nerves to restore bladder function. During the procedure, a neurostimulator device is inserted under the skin near a nerve that affects bladder function, and then sends electrical pulses to the sacral nerve. The sacral nerve affects bladder control muscles, and stimulation of this nerve can help improve overactive bladder. When these nerves do not communicate correctly, the nerves cannot communicate with the bladder. How InterStim Works

Benefits of InterStim:

  • 85% of patients undergoing this therapy experienced relief at 1 year.
  • 82% of patients undergoing this therapy experience sustained relief of 50% or better at 5 years.
  • 45% of patients are completely continent at 5 years.
  • More than 325,000 people have undergone this FDA-approved and minimally invasive treatment.
  • InterStim is the only SNM system on the market with 5 year data available
  • Three times greater improvements in quality of life
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You may be a potential candidate for the InterStim system if:

  • You have significant OAB symptoms, Fecal Incontinence, or Non-Obstructive Urinary Retention
  • Behavior modification or medications aren’t helping you

InterStim offers two types of systems. Both systems use Medtronic’s Smart Programmer which allows patients to adjust settings or change programs in the convenience of their own home. Both systems are Full Body MRI approved for 1.5T and 3.0T MRI Scans. The MRI can be performed easily with the use of Medtronic’s SureScan technology which is trusted by MRI technicians This allows patients to choose the system that best suits their lifestyle.

Choose which device is best for you. Which InterStim Device is Best for You?

InterStim II Recharge-Free System

  • Full Body MRI
  • Offers patients relief without the burden of recharging. It is simple, convenient, with low maintenance
  • Only system on the market with 5 year data.
  • Battery life averages 3-5 years

InterStim™ Micro Rechargeable System

  • Full Body MR
  • At 2.8 cm3, the InterStim™ Micro neurostimulator is the smallest sacral neuromodulation device on the market.
  • 15 Year batter life
  • Zero battery fade at 15 years and zero risk of battery damage due to over discharge
  • Rapid recharging capabilities
  • Recharge in 20 minutes, once a week
  • Recharge from zero to 100% in less than an hour
  • Patients can charge how and when they want, whether for a full cycle or just topping off
  • The recharger doesn’t need to be perfectly aligned for recharging to be successful

 

 

 

 

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