InterStim Therapy

Bowel incontinence can be an embarrassing topic. And those who suffer with bowel control issues have often tried a number of treatment options – bulking agents, dietary changes, exercises, medication, and surgery.

For patients who have tried other options with no success, Medtronic’s InterStim Therapy could be a lasting solution to bowel incontinence.

Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy can offer:

  • Proven control to stop or greatly reduce embarrassing accidents
  • Significantly improved quality of life
  • A minimally invasive treatment when other therapies fail

The reason InterStim Therapy is so successful is that it uses a device that provides gentle electrical stimulation to help correct communication errors between the bowel and the brain, getting directly to the source of the problem.

All patients must first undergo an evaluation to ensure InterStim Therapy is correct solution. This short, minimally invasive procedure can be done in-office, and patients will still have the freedom to do most regular daily activities during the course of the evaluation.

After the evaluation period, you and your doctor will review the results and decide if Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy is the right long-term treatment for you.