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ADVANCED INTERSTIM: AN AMAZING TREATMENT FROM THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM
If you have overactive bladder we can help. Advanced Nervestim is an amazing treatment to permanently fix OAB with incredible precision. It is done as an outpatient in our state of the art surgery centers with the best outcomes. Advanced Urology has the only Medtronic Center of Excellence and our Physicians are world renown for their nerve stimulator expertise. We can help.
OVERACTIVE BLADDER (OAB) SYMPTOMS
- Frequent daytime urination
- Night time urination
- Loss of urine control
- Diaper or pad use
- Lack of urinary control
OVERACTIVE BLADDER FACTS
Night urination Directly Linked to Death and Falls
OAB is detrimental to Quality of LIfe
$56 Billion Dollar Yearly Cost
Negatively affects health
WHAT CAUSES OVERACTIVE BLADDER?
Overactive bladder is caused by dysfunction of the bladder nerves or bladder muscle. This dysfunction leads to urinary frequency, urinary urgency (the sudden urge to urinate), and sometimes urge incontinence (loss of urine control). OAB can be aggravated with too much caffeine, soda, or alcohol intake as well as neurologic diseases.
DO MEDICINES FIX OVERACTIVE BLADDER?
No. Medicines are a band-aid and mask the symptoms of OAB. The side effects of medicines include dry mouth, constipation, dry eyes, blurry vision, inability to sweat, confusion, and dementia.
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: BETTER OUTCOMES AND LESS SIDE EFFECTS
Advanced Nervestim is a proprietary technique utilizing Medtronic’s Sacral Nerve Stimulation (or Interstim) technology that provides the best outcomes with minimal side effects. This is similar to implanting a small pacemaker or nerve stimulator for the bladder. We utilize Advanced technology with 3D fluoroscopic mapping to precisely fix the root cause of overactive bladder. This targeted millimeter accuracy improves outcomes and minimizes side effects. Urologists from around the world come to Advanced to learn from our talented team.
DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH OVERACTIVE BLADDER
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Interstitial cystitis
3 STEP JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
Our goal is to provide you personalized and innovative health care. We are professional, discreet, and empathetic. Our first visit in our clean, modern offices is to establish a relationship and understand your treatment goals.
You are sedated through an IV in our surgery center. There is no pain, no incision, and no discomfort. Advanced Nervestim testing is performed by placing small wires the size of thread down to the bladder nerves. This is done via a small skin puncture similar to a blood draw. You are sent home after a short 10 minute procedure.
HOW DOES ADVANCED NERVESTIM WORK?
Advanced Nervestim changes how the bladder nerves work fixing the root of the issue. This is a Peripheral Tibial Nerve Evaluation or a PNE. It is a long term solution for OAB with incredible precision and accuracy.
HOW IS ADVANCED NERVESTIM DONE?
This is performed in two parts.
First, a painless test is performed under anesthesia in our procedure center to determine if there is a bladder nerve or muscle problem. This is called Peripheral Tibial Nerve Evaluation or a PNE. Small wires the size of a thread are placed through the low back through a skin puncture, similar to a small needle used for blood draws. There are no cuts or incisions. These wires wirelessly transmit information to a Samsung phone to record information.
If this minor test determines there is a bladder nerve problem, then a permanent nerve stimulator is implanted under the skin. This is also known as Interstim. This is done with sedation in our procedure center in approximately 30 minutes. The permanent device is hidden and completely underneath the skin. For patients who do not want anesthesia, this procedure can be done with local numbing medicine only.
ADVANTAGES OF ADVANCED NERVESTIM
Safe, effective, covered by insurance
Long term solution
No pain during procedure
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF ADVANCED NERVESTIM ARE LIMITED
- Mild discomfort in low back
A WINNING TEAM COMMITTED TO YOUR FIGHT
Our award winning team will collaborate with you, your family, and the other providers involved in your care. The most important thing to know is that we are here for you.