Consider Interstim Therapy for relief!
Bladder and Bowel Control by Dr James Purdy
Interstim Neuromodualtion therapy
effectively reduces the syptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and helps control bowel leakage (fecal incontinence).
Interstim was approved by FDA in 1997. Doctor Purdy has been trained and performs this minimally invasive procedure since 2012. His success rates average 85% improved lifestyle.
Indications for therapy:
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The is a minimal invasive outpatient procedure that is performed by Doctor James Purdy who has been certified by training in this specialized technique. He has performed many Interstim implants with very successful outcomes. The treated patients have resumed a normal life and their "bladder is now not on their minds".- Interstim therapy is not limited to the female population; the male population can also be treated!
Step 1: After office pretesting, the patient is admitted for a brief outpatient procedure that involves placing a peripheral nerve evaluator (PNE) just beneath the sacral skin into the sacral foramen under mild sedation and local anesthesia. A Medtronic Interstim peripheral generator is attached after the testing is completed. The actual time involved for the test procedure is about 15 to 30 minutes. The patient is sent home and has daily checks by phone for 3 days. After the conclusion of the test, the data is collected and the test probes are removed in the office without any real discomfort. In Doctor Purdy's practice nearly 90 percent of trial patients go on for Implantation of Interstim with implantation of the subcutaneous Medtronic generator.
Step 2: The following week, the patient undergoes placement of the Interstim implant and its Medtronic generator on one side - the best side as noted from the previous testing. The anesthesia is local and mild / light sedation. The patient is usually discharged home as soon as the generator is programmed and the patient is alert/awake - one to two hours post implant.There are no exposed wires and the patient begins a new life without urinary urgency, without frequency, relief of nocturia (getting up too often at night). If the indication was bowel conrol, the improvement is gradual.
Top of sacrum bone view of implant site at S3 Anatomical Diagram of implant - lateral
X-Ray A-P view X-Ray Lateral view
Implant and Generator Small size Medtronic external controller
patient user friendly