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InterStim Therapy

A loss of bladder control can leave you compromised in many ways, eventually having a negative effect on your entire quality of life. Between building your lifestyle around the nearest bathroom, missing important moments, and potentially struggling with embarrassing accidents, overactive bladder and urinary retention can limit your happiness and prevent you from living a happy life.

The team of experienced, compassionate urologists at Urological Associates (UA)  is proud to offer InterStim as a state-of-the-art solution to loss of bladder control. The latest technology from Medtronics has allowed our board-certified physicians to help you take back control of your bladder in a minimally invasive way, all while avoiding highly-invasive, painful and costly surgery.

If you want to learn more about InterStim, or you’re ready to receive treatment for your overactive bladder, don’t wait. You deserve relief now! Schedule your first appointment and get started with Urological Associates today.

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Overactive Bladder Treatments

InterStim Therapy for Bladder Control

InterStim is an exciting piece of technology that has changed the world of urology for physicians and patients alike as they seek treatment for symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and non-obstructive urinary retention. But how does the device actually work? Below, you’ll find some important details that describe how InterStim can help you take back your life:

  • InterStim is also known as sacral neuromodulation (SNM), due to the fact that it targets the sacral nerve in your lower back.
  • Your urologist will implant the device subcutaneously (under your skin) during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Then, it will use low-amplitude electricity to stimulate your sacral nerve, allowing you more control over your bladder.
  • InterStim uses a handheld smart programmer to allow both you and your urologist to make adjustments without any need for additional surgery.

The InterStim™ system has shown to provide better results for patients with OA to those of the leading oral medications. If you’re ready to try something new and cutting-edge that’s proven to offer real relief, ask your doctor at Urological Associates about InterStim.

Overactive Bladder Specialist Colorado Springs, CO

Effective, Minimally Invasive Bladder Control Treatment

Want to learn more about how InterStim helps real patients like you? Check out the video below!

FAQs on BPH

What are the symptoms of an overactive bladder?

If you’re struggling with any of the following, you may be living with an overactive bladder:

  • Always looking for a restroom
  • Having to go too often during the day
  • Waking yourself up multiple times a night to go
  • Getting sudden or strong urges to go on a regular basis
  • Struggling with embarrassing leaks or accidents

If these sound familiar to you, don’t wait to find relief. Schedule an appointment to be evaluated by one of the urologists at Urological Associates.

Will my device need batteries?

That depends on your individual needs! InterStim actually offers recharge-free and rechargeable options, allowing you to choose the device that fits your lifestyle.

How do I know that InterStim is right for me?

InterStim is ideal for those who can tolerate minimally invasive surgery, as the device must be implanted under your skin. If you’re unsure about InterStim, don’t worry -- we encourage you to try a 3-14 day trial run, which will be monitored by your urologist.

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