The New FDA Approved InterStim™ Micro is the Smallest and Fastest Rechargeable Bladder and Bowel Control System with Conditional Full-Body MRI
Full-Body MRI Conditional InterStim™ II and InterStim™ Micro Systems Give Patients a Choice Between Sacral Neuromodulation Devices to Suit Their Lifestyle
Newport News, VA – September 2, 2020 – Tidewater Physician MultiSpecialty Group (TPMG)is one of the first medical providers in Virginia to offer new solutions to the millions of people who suffer from incontinence thanks to technology advancements from Medtronic — the world’s leadingprovider of therapy for bladder and bowel control issues.
More than 37 million adults in the United States – almost one in six – suffer from overactive bladder (OAB) and nearly 18 million Americans – about one in 12 – have fecal incontinence (FI).1-4 It is life-altering because many sufferers limit their lives socially, professionally, and personally,5 but it is treatable. The new InterStim™ II and InterStim Micro systems provide patients with safe, effective relief from OAB and FI. The InterStim™ II recharge-free system offers patients freedom from a recharging routine, the hassle of recharging components, and a reminder they have a disease. The rechargeable InterStim™ Micro system, the smallest device available in the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) market, benefits patients who want a smaller, longer lasting device. Both systems are full-body* conditional MRI and deliver the same therapy with long-term relief.
“Effective long-term bladder and bowel control is an unmet medical need by many in the Newport News, VA area who experience regular accidents and/or frequency issues associated with OAB and FI. It can significantly impact all aspects of a person’s quality of life – self-confidence, exercise, activities and even intimacy,” said Dr. Lisa Coleman, DO,FACS,FASCRS “By partnering with Medtronic, a trusted leader in SNM therapy, my goal is to help give patients a life without limits.”
Known as sacral neuromodulation (SNM), the therapy is delivered by the InterStim™ system – an implanted medical device that provides gentle stimulation to the sacral nerve and is thought to normalize the brain-bladder connection to alleviate symptoms. Medtronic developed SNM therapy more than 25 years ago in partnership with physicians who specialize in treating incontinence. Recent technology advancements from Medtronic now gives patients lifestyle-friendly choices in the type of InterStim system they choose; improved battery technology; conditional full-body MRI; and the smallest and fastest charging device on the SNM market.
Not every patient receives the same benefit, and there are potential risks, which may include surgical, device and stimulation risks.6
About Lisa Coleman, DO, FACS, FASCRS
Dr. Lisa Coleman, DO, FACS, FASCRS, at the TMPG Center for Colorectal Surgery, will explain the benefits and risks and help each patient find their best treatment. For more information, contact Dr. Coleman today at 757.874.1077.