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OUR THERAPY DELIVERS RELIEF

Imagine fewer trips to the bathroom. Fewer accidents. And resuming the relationships and activities you love.

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COMMUNICATION IS CRITICAL

That’s why more conservative treatments may not produce the results you want — they don’t target the miscommunication between your bowel and brain. Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system is thought to correct the bowel-brain communication pathway to help control the symptoms of chronic FI.

Image showing a brain and the large intestine communicating


MEDTRONIC BOWEL CONTROL THERAPY DELIVERED BY THE INTERSTIM SYSTEM

THE RELIEF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR

  • Targets the nerves that control your bowel to help it function normally again
  • Clinically proven to stop or greatly reduce bowel accidents
  • Delivers significant and lasting improvement to people with chronic FI
  • Only therapy that lets you see if it works before you and your doctor decide

Implanting an InterStim system has risks similar to any surgical procedure, including swelling, bruising, bleeding, and infection. Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.

Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy delivered by the InterStim System device

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Proven Results

  • 89% of people who tried Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy experienced long-term success1,*
  • Quality of life improvements (lifestyle, ability to cope, embarrassment, and depression) were significant2
  • More than 225,000 patients have received relief as a safe, FDA-approved and minimally invasive Bowel Control Therapy

The most common adverse events were: implant site pain, paresthesia, change in sensation of stimulation, implant site infection, urinary incontinence, neurostimulator battery depletion, diarrhea, pain in extremity, undesirable change in stimulation, and buttock pain.

Abdominal cross section showing the urinary and digestive systems

IS THIS THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?

SEE IF IT WORKS FOR YOU


*

Success defined as ≥ 50% reduction of episodes/week. This patient group had data at both baseline and the 5 year visit. Another analysis reported 69% of people achieved success with Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy. For this patient group, missing data at 5 years because of a device-related reason was counted as failure or if it was missing for non-device related reasons, the most recent data was carried forward.


1

Hull T, Giese C, Wexner SD, et al. Long-term Durability of Sacral Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Chronic Fecal Incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013; 56(2):234-45.

2

Tjandra JJ, Chan MKY, Yeh CH, Murray-Green C. Sacral nerve stimulation is more effective than optimal medical therapy for severe fecal incontinence: a randomized, controlled study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008;51(5):494-502.