How long does InterStim implant last?

Full recovery time is about six weeks. How long does an InterStim battery last? An InterStim battery lasts about five years. If you are continually increasing the power on your InterStim device sooner than five years, you should get your device evaluated to determine if there are issues with the battery or the device.

How does InterStim implant work?

InterStim is an FDA-approved surgical implant device used to treat bladder incontinence and overactive bladder. The device works by sending mild electric pulses to control symptoms such as leaks and urge incontinence. InterStim can be reversed or discontinued at any time during therapy.

Is InterStim a neurostimulator?

InterStimTM II System Recharge-free neurostimulator for bladder and bowel control. The InterStim™ II system a recharge-free, long-term therapy that lets patients get full-body* MRI scans.

What is the success rate of InterStim?

InterStim is FDA approved. It is safe and effective. 85% of InterStim patients report success in the first year of use. The success rate for InterStim is three-times greater than treatment with traditional medicines for incontinence.

Who is not a candidate for an InterStim?

Safety and effectiveness of the InterStim™ systems for bladder and bowel control candidates has not been established for: Bilateral stimulation. Pregnancy, unborn fetus, and delivery. Pediatric use under the age of 16 (for bladder control) or 18 (for bowel control)

Can you feel InterStim?

Stimulation varies from person to person, but most people describe it as a slight “pulling” or “tingling” sensation in the pelvic area. It should not be painful. If stimulation becomes painful, turn the stimulation down or turn the neurostimulator OFF and call your doctor.

What is a neurostimulator implant?

What Is a Neurostimulator? Chronic Pain. An implantable neurostimulator is a surgically placed device about the size of a stopwatch. It delivers mild electrical signals to the epidural space near your spine through one or more thin wires, called leads.

Where is InterStim implanted?

InterStim Therapy, which treats overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, urinary retention and fecal incontinence, involves sending electrical pulses to the sacral nerves, located in the lower area of the spinal cord.

Where is the InterStim placed?

InterStim® is a sacral nerve stimulation therapy that allows you to regain bladder and bowel control. When an overactive bladder is causing incontinence, InterStim®, which is a small device placed near the pelvis, engages with the sacral nerves, stimulating them through pulses.

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