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Sacral Neuromodulation

If your principal concern is not getting to a restroom in time, repeated soiling of your underclothes or needing to wear a protective pad, then a highly successful treatment is available. When conservative management to address this condition has failed, bowel control therapy through sacral neurostimulation can be a highly effective solution. 

What is bowel control therapy?

Bowel control therapy targets the nerves that control your bowel to help it function normally again by gently stimulating the sacral nerves using an MRI compatible implantable device.  Although this therapy will not cure your condition, it can be highly effective in reducing the number of trips you take to the bathroom, fewer accidents, more confidence, and more freedom. 

If you are a candidate for this form of effective therapy, we encourage you to say yes to the test by offering you a trial period of bowel control therapy which can show you what a significant impact this therapy can have on relieving your symptoms of soiling, improve your quality of day to day living, avoid embarrassing situations and giving back your freedom to be more independent. 

 

 

 

How long does this relief last?

Everyone’s experience with relief is different, so it is difficult to generalize.  According to a clinical study performed by Medtronic, if the sacral neurostimulator is not turned off or removed, bowel control therapy has improved the quality of life for people with fecal incontinence for many years, thus providing long term symptom relief.  Outcomes with sacral nerve stimulation can reach 89% long term improvement with several individuals having complete continence!

History of Sacral Neuromodulation – Meeting Expectations

Sacral neuromodulation was developed in 1982 and got FDA approval in 1997. The work first began with treatment for intractable pain and its application has now been applied to both urinary incontinence (leakage, overactive bladders) and fecal/bowel/stool incontinence. To date, over 300,000 patients have been candidates for this successful therapy.

Sacral neuromodulation allows for the nerves that signal back to our brains to be in essence revitalized.  We like to think of it as a jump start to revitalize the integrity of the messengers that signal the muscles of control back to our brain. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information regarding Sacral Neuromodulation, please click the button below or scan the QR code: 

 

Our experienced physicians want to get you well by giving you your life back.  This is done by our physicians assessing your symptoms to determine if Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy is right for you.  Click on the button below to take a two-minute quiz to see if you qualify for Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy.

 

 

If you are a candidate and are dissatisfied with your current situation than say yes to taking the test!

 

 

 

If you believe you are suffering from bowel leakage and want to relieve your discomfort, give our office a call at (860) 826-3880 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online. If appropriate and availability allows, a consultation appointment will be scheduled for you to be seen by one of our experienced physicians, generally, within a two-week timeframe of contacting the office.  Procedures are generally scheduled shortly thereafter.

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