Patients with incontinence symptoms that are not responding to other treatments may be a candidate. To get a better idea of candidacy, a trial run is often completed. After a short office procedure to set up the trial neurostimulator, you will go home and track your symptoms for approximately two weeks. When you return to your doctor, you’ll discuss whether or not the long-term implant is right for you.
What to Expect
After you have the InterStim™system set up, you will need to slowly work your way up to your normal activity level. The risks associated with the procedure are the same as any other surgical procedure, such as infection and bleeding.