What is InterStim Therapy for Overactive Bladder?
Our Perrysburg urogynecology team now offers InterStim therapy – an excellent, minimally invasive treatment for those living with bladder concerns. If you have tried other therapies or medications, and have failed to see results for an “overactive bladder,” urge incontinence (bladder leaks), or fecal incontinence (leaking bowels), Interstim neuromodulation may be right for you.
Interstim neuromodulation therapy is performed through a pacemaker connected to the pelvic floor. The tiny pacemaker sends electrical impulses to help communication between the brain and the nerves that control the overactive bladder or bowel.
While other therapies focus on the bladder muscles, InterStim Neuromodulation therapy targets the nerve impulses that cause the problem. By targeting the specific nerves that control your bladder, this treatment focuses on the source of the issue – rather than just treating symptoms. Unlike PTNS which uses external therapy and requires multiple office visits, Interstim is more of a long term solution making use of an internal pacemaker for the bladder.