Everyone knows that sensation, that feeling of dread when you need to use the restroom and know that you won’t be able to find one in time. It’s that fear that keeps some people trapped as prisoners in their own home.
First line treatment of this condition is oral medications and for many patients, these medicines are life changing treatment. For those patients where medications don’t work, second line treatment involves implantation of a neuromodulating device called Interstim. And don’t get me wrong, the Interstim is an incredible device. Small, easy to use and with a success rate over 80%. Unfortunately, the original Interstim device is not compatible with MRI’s which limits its use in some patients.
Until now. The second-generation MRI safe Interstim has been announced and we are eagerly waiting its arrival. This newer device promises the same incredible urinary control with easy to use controls and also is safe for MRI’s.
Any patient who has been hesitant to consider an Interstim because of their potential need for an MRI, should contact us and learn more about this new device. Don’t be a prisoner in your own house! Call and schedule a consult today to learn about this new life changing technology.