About Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy

Our medical technologies, including Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), help make it possible for millions of people to resume everyday activities, return to work, and live better.

What Is It?

Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy, delivered through the InterStim® System, is an FDA-approved therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control bowel function. The therapy uses an external neurostimulator during an evaluation period. For long-term therapy, the neurostimulator is inside your body.

When to Consider Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy

Finding relief from the loss of bowel control can be a long journey. However, you have options, and there is hope for relief.

Benefits and Risks

Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy may offer several benefits, including improved bowel control and improved quality of life. Risks may include pain, skin irritation, infection, device problems, and lead (thin wire) movement. These conditions were generally resolvable in the clinical study.

Questions and Answers

Find answers to your questions about Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy, including information to help you talk to your doctor about treatment options.

Stories of Hope

Read about the experiences of people who kept searching for a treatment option that would improve their bowel control. You'll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular individuals, both before and after treatment.

Ambassador Program

Learn about about life with Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy from someone who receives it.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 4 Mar 2015

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