About InterStim Therapy

More than 100,000 people worldwide have received InterStim Therapy. It's a proven treatment option for people who have not had success with other urinary retention treatment options.

What Is It?

InterStim Therapy is a proven neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. After talking with your doctor to see if sacral neuromodulation is right for you, you may decide to try InterStim Therapy by going through an evaluation.

Benefits and Risks

Sacral neuromodulation may offer several benefits, including reduced dependency on catheterization. Side effects may include pain, skin irritation, infection, device problems, and wire movement. These conditions were generally resolvable in the clinical study.

Questions and Answers

Find answers to your questions about sacral neuromodulation, including information to help you talk to your doctor about treatment options.

Personal Stories

Learn about the experiences of people who have received InterStim Therapy for urinary retention. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these particular individuals, both before and after InterStim Therapy.

Ambassador Program

Get answers about life with InterStim 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: 21 Nov 2011

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