How Effective is Interstim in Treatment of OAB and Neurogenic Bladder Symptoms
Interstim Effectiveness in Treatment Urinary Symptoms in Men and Women
Weighing The Pros and Cons Of The Interstim Neuromodulation System
Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) can be a real nuisance sometimes. The Interstim system gives you back your life by freeing you from the everyday symptoms of OAB. It is a permanent surgical solution that only takes up a short amount of time. Before embarking on any surgical procedure, it is natural to want to know whether its benefits outweigh its risks.
Worldwide Track Record of The Effectiveness of Interstim For The Treatment Of Urinary Urgency, Incontinence and Frequency.
The success of neuromodulation with Interstim for treatment of urinary problems has been documented in patients all over the world and it has been around long enough to prove its safety.
A large 5-year study was conducted among 17 different centers worldwide involving 152 patients who detailed improvement in urinary symptoms using voiding diaries. Incontinence episodes were reduced from 9.6 to 3.9 times per day, the frequency of going to the bathroom reduced from 19.3 to 14.8 times per day and the amount of urine passed out at each time increased from 92.3 to 165.2ml. There was also no life-threatening or irreversible side effect recorded during this time showing that it is a safe long-term option.
If you have tried the standard medical therapy available for OAB and have not found success or are not completely satisfied, perhaps it’s time to talk to experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists about the Interstim. No more planning your day around the possible trips to the bathroom. A permanent solution to your problems could be just a short one-hour procedure away.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men and women with urinary problems including frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, urinary urgency and incontinence.