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Welcome to Medtronic bladder control therapy delivered by the lnterStim™ system. You're on the way to lasting control and more confidence. Use this page and your Therapy Guide to understand how to use your smart programmer and make the most of your therapy experience.

YOUR INTERSTIM™ SYSTEM

  • Neurostimulator generates stimulation for your therapy.
  • Smart programmer enables you to adjust and manage your therapy.
  • The charger recharges the smart programmer and the communicator.
  • The communicator connects the smart programmer with your neurostimulator.

Medtronic InterStim II implantable neurostimulator
Charging unit for the non-obstructive urinary retention Smart Programmer
Medtronic Smart Programmer for overactive bladder control
Communicator device from Medtronic for bladder control therapy

YOUR PROGRAMMER

TAKE A TOUR AND GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR SMART PROGRAMMER.

My Therapy

This app enables you to manage your therapy.

  • Check your stimulation level
  • Adjust your stimulation
  • Turn stimulation on or off
  • Change programs* (at your clinician’s recommendation)
  • Receive notifications
Visualization of the control buttons on the Medtronic Smart Programmer device

HOW TO USE  YOUR SMART  PROGRAMMER

This quick video covers everything you need to know, including how to adjust your stimulation and change programs* as directed by your clinician.

Every time you use the My Therapy app, you’ll need to use the communicator to connect the smart programmer with the neurostimulator.

NOTIFICATIONS

You may receive pop-up notifications on the programmer while using the My Therapy app. If you have questions about a notification that does not appear here, check your My Therapy app programming guide. If you still have a question, contact your clinician.

TIP: If a notification disappears before you have time to read it, that means the error fixed itself. If any of these issues continue, contact your clinician.

Sample of a connection lost notification on the Medtronic programmer for the InterStim system

COMMUNICATOR CONNECTION LOST

Your smart programmer has lost connection with your communicator. Make sure the communicator is fully charged. Then reposition it over the neurostimulator and tap retry on the programmer.

Sample of a device not responding notification on the Medtronic Smart Programmer

DEVICE NOT RESPONDING

Your neurostimulator is not responding. Reposition your communicator over your neurostimulator and tap retry.

Sample of a low battery notification on the Medtronic bladder control therapy programmer device

COMMUNICATOR LOW BATTERY

Your communicator needs to be charged. Plug it into the charger. Remember, you can't use the communicator while it is recharging.

RESOURCES

pdf Therapy Pocket Guide (.pdf)

Learn more about using your smart programmer and the My Therapy app.

3.5MB

pdf Symptom Diary (.pdf)

Record your symptoms to help your clinician understand your condition.

109KB

HELP SPREAD The Word

Many people with bladder control problems don’t seek help because they don’t know it’s available. Tell us your story to help more people find relief.

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ARE YOU USING  THE ICON PROGRAMMER?

Some bladder control specialists recommend the InterStim iCon™ programmer for therapy control. If you’re using this device, you can find more about it on our YouTube channel.

VISIT THE CHANNEL

GET THE ICON GUIDE

This handy guide to living with Medtronic bladder control therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system includes instructions for using your handheld Medtronic InterStim iCon™ programmer.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
Medtronic iCon Programmer for the InterStim system
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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.