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InterStim Therapy

offered in Colorado Springs, CO

When you’re struggling with a loss of bladder control, your overall quality of life can end up suffering as a result. Whether you find yourself having to build an entire routine around finding a bathroom or you’ve missed some of life’s most important events looking for one, an overactive bladder or urinary retention can have a significant impact on your happiness, confidence, and lifestyle.

At Colorado Springs Urological Associates (CSUA),  we’re proud to offer InterStim, a state-of-the-art device that provides relief for a loss of bladder control. Using the latest technology from Medtronic, our highly-trained, board-certified physicians can help you take back control of your bladder in a minimally invasive way, helping you to avoid costly, painful surgery and giving you peace of mind.

Want to learn more about InterStim? Ready to receive treatment for your overactive bladder? Now is the time to get started! Schedule your first appointment with the experienced team at CSUA today.

InterStim Therapy Q & A

High-Tech InterStim Bladder Control Therapy 

InterStim is a high-tech solution for the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and non-obstructive urinary retention, but you may be curious as to how the device actually works. Below are some important details describing just how InterStim can help you take back your life:

  • Also known as sacral neuromodulation (SNM), the InterStim device targets the sacral nerve in your lower back.
  • Once your InterStim device is implanted subcutaneously (under your skin) during a minimally invasive surgical procedure, it will use low-amplitude electricity to stimulate your sacral nerve. This will allow you to have more control over your bladder.
  • InterStim includes the use of a handheld smart programmer that allows both you and your urologist to make adjustments without the need for more surgery.

The InterStim™ system has shown to provide vastly superior results to those of the leading oral medication for overactive bladder. If you’re ready to try a new solution that can offer you real relief, ask your doctor at CSUA about InterStim.

Our Latest Webinar:

Bladder Control Treatment for All Patients

Curious about how InterStim can help real patients? Check out this local testimonial video below!

Overactive Bladder, Urinary Retention, and Bowel Incontinence with Dr. Richard Walsh

Dr. Richard Walsh speaks on what overactive bladder, urinary retention, and bowel incontinence is as well as different treatment options including Interstim.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of an overactive bladder?

Symptoms of an overactive bladder often include the following:

  • Always looking for a restroom
  • Needing to go too often during the day
  • Waking up multiple times a night
  • Frequently getting sudden or strong urges to go
  • Suffering from embarrassing leaks or accidents

If any or all of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the urologists at CSUA, as you may be struggling with overactive bladder (OAB).

Will my device need batteries?

Not necessarily! InterStim offers both recharge-free and rechargeable options, allowing you to choose the right device for your lifestyle.

How do I know that InterStim is right for me?

The InterStim device is ideal for people who can tolerate minimally invasive surgery, since it must be implanted under the skin. If you’re unsure about InterStim, we encourage you to try a 3-14 day trial run which will be closely monitored by your urologist.