Bowel Incontinence Treatment in Kansas City
The surgical specialists at Colorectal Surgical Associates, PC are highly trained in diagnosing and treating bowel incontinence using the InterStim system. Call our office in Kansas City today at (816) 941-0800 to schedule an appointment.
What is sacral neuromodulation?
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is a proven treatment option for managing the symptoms of fecal incontinence (FI) for people who have not found success with more conservative treatments.
SNM stimulates the sacral nerves, which control the bowel and muscles related bowel function. If the brain and sacral nerves do not communicate correctly, the nerves will not tell the bowel to function properly, which can cause bowel control problems. SNM targets this communication problem by stimulating the nerves with mild electrical pulses.
How common is fecal incontinence in the United States?
OAB affects approximately 37 million adults – almost one in six – and FI affects 18 million – about one in 12 – in the U.S.Many sufferers limit their lives socially, professionally, and personally. However, as many as 45% who suffer from symptoms do not seek treatment and as many as seven in 10 stop using medications within six months due to intolerable side effects or unsatisfying results.
What is InterStim™ II?
The recharge-free InterStim™ II system gives patients freedom from a recharging routine, the hassle of recharging components, and a reminder they have a disease. InterStim™ II is simple, convenient, low maintenance. InterStim II now allows full-body 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI conditional scans with SureScanTM MRI technology.
What is InterStim™ Micro?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the InterStim™ Micro neurostimulator, the market’s smallest and fastest rechargeable device to deliver sacral neuromodulation (SNM) therapy. It offers a smaller size compared to InterStim II and a longer battery life. InterStim Micro also allows full-body 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI conditional scans with SureScanTM MRI technology.