If conservative therapy fails, the practitioners at Women’s Excellence have the knowledge, training, and support needed to make Medtronic InterStim for Urinary Control a success for any patient
Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Most women experience bladder issues at some time in their lives and conservative therapy with dietary modification and overactive bladder medication can control the symptoms in most cases. However when conservative therapy fails to control symptoms, neuromodulation therapy can help. For this reason, the specialists at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control are pleased to use their expertise in sacral nerve stimulation to provide Medtronic InterStim therapy for Urinary Control to their patients.
Medtronic InterStim for Urinary Control is an innovative overactive bladder treatment for patients who have failed or could not tolerate more conservative treatments. Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control offers a simple in-office test that can easily determine if Medtronic InterStim is the right therapy for a patient. Medtronic Interstim has been an FDA approved therapy for bladder control since 1997 and is covered by most insurance plans, with over 60,000 patients treated nationwide.
According to Debbie Henry, NP-C, nurse practitioner at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, “The peripheral nerve evaluation (PNE) for Medtronic InterStim is a simple, office-based test to determine if the patient will have a good response with low level stimulation to the sacral nerve plexus in the lower back. If the PNE is successful, a permanent implant, much like a pacemaker, will be placed to help control the bladder symptoms.” The final implant includes a lead that delivers stimulation to the sacral nerve plexus and a pacemaker battery that is placed in the upper buttock and is not visible. “What’s great about Medtronic InterStim for Urinary Control is that nobody knows the patient has it, it can eliminate use of bladder medications that are causing intolerable side effects, and patients do great after the procedure and tend to be very pleased with the results”, states Henry.
With the addition of Medtronic InterStim for Urinary Control, Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control is prepared and eager to tackle any bladder control issue affecting women. Bladder control issues can negatively affect a woman’s quality of life. “If conservative therapy fails, the practitioners at Women’s Excellence have the knowledge, training, and support needed to make Medtronic InterStim for Urinary Control a success for any patient”, concludes Henry.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures, treatment of female urinary incontinence and other female urological conditions, as well as minimally invasive vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse conditions. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today or visit http://www.centerofbladdercontrol.com.