InterStim Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions

Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM), previously called sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), involves the stimulation of the sacral nerves to modulate the neural reflexes that influence the lower urinary and intestinal tracts. SNM with the InsterStim Therapy is today a widely accepted treatment modality for pelvic floor dysfunctions. Since the first procedures performed in the 1980's by Tanagho and Schmidt, extensive research has established SNM as a treatment option for overactive bladder, non-obstructive retention, fecal incontinence and constipation. Although the mechanisms of action are still not fully understood, the therapy has been proven effective and safe in the long term leading to major improvement in quality of life for affected patients. Today more than 60000 patients have been implanted worldwide.

The International Consultation on Incontience (ICI) has recommended InterStim Therapy for:

  • Level A for women with urinary incontinence
  • Level B for patients with fecal incontinence
  • Level D for men with urinary incontinence (due to lack of evidence)

If you are interested in the use of InterStim Therapy for the Treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions, please contact us to participate in our training events.