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About Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy

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Our medical technologies, including Medtronic Bladder 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 Bladder Control Therapy (Sacral Neuromodulation, delivered by the InterStim™ System) is a proven therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. You and your doctor might decide to trial the therapy before deciding if a full implant would work.

Benefits and Risks

Medtronic Bladder Control Therapy may offer several benefits, including freedom from the embarrassment of leaks. It may also help reduce the need to interrupt your sleep due to waking many times during the night to urinate.

In addition to risks related to a surgical procedure, complications from this therapy can occur and may require surgery or cause return of symptoms. For a list of complications that have been associated with this therapy, please click "More" below or consult the Important Safety Information.



Questions and Answers

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



Personal Stories

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



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.