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About Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy

Urinary Retention

Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation), delivered by the InterStim System, is a proven treatment option for people who have not had success with other urinary retention treatment options. The other therapies you tried may not have addressed the miscommunication between the bladder and the brain that could be causing your symptoms.

What Is It?

Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy uses a device that provides gentle electrical stimulation to help correct miscommunication between the bladder and the brain that could be causing urinary retention symptoms.* After talking with your doctor to see if Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy is right for you, you may decide to try it by going through an evaluation.
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Benefits and Risks

Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy may offer several benefits, including reduced dependency on catheterization and significantly improved quality of life. Side effects may include pain, skin irritation, infection, device problems, and wire movement. These conditions were generally resolvable in the clinical study.
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Questions and Answers

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

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

Get answers about life with InterStim System from someone who has it.
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*Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy is not intended for urinary retention caused by an obstruction.


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.