InterStim Bowel Control Therapy
About InterStim Bowel Control Therapy
Fecal incontinence (accidental leaking of stool) affects more than 20 million American adults. For those who suffer from it and have been unsuccessful with diet changes, physical therapy, and medications, the InterStim™ system may be an option.
For some, miscommunication between the bowel and brain may be the cause of their bowel control problems. To correct this, the InterStim™ system uses a process known as sacral neuromodulation to deliver mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerves. These electrical pulses are meant to normalize the bowel-brain communication pathway, restoring bowel function.
To be a candidate for the system, you must first experience success from a temporary trial of the therapy. At GAP, we perform initial evaluations and place the temporary wire implant to determine if you are a candidate for the permanent solution.