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The basic evaluation for InterStim™ systems empowers your patients to try the therapy before making a long-term decision. Within a week, you and your patients can see results and discuss next steps.
If the basic evaluation is inconclusive, the advanced evaluation offers a practical next step.
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The advanced evaluation (also referred to as Stage 1) is initiated through an outpatient procedure performed in a hospital or surgical center.
The patient also wears an ENS during the advanced evaluation, which lasts up to 14 days (depending on physician guidance). Symptom diaries are used to measure results.
Complications can occur with the evaluations, including movement of the wire, technical problems with the device, and some temporary pain. Patients should be instructed on operating the test device and given other precautions related to the evaluation as well as activity restrictions.