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

The InterStim™ Micro system can be used to treat bowel control problems too.  If you're receiving Medtronic bowel control therapy we have more information for you. 

YOUR INTERSTIM™ MICRO SYSTEM

InterStim micro device next to a quarter for size comparison.

NEUROSTIMULATOR

Generates stimulation for your therapy

Smart Programmer screen

SMART PROGRAMMER

The Micro My Therapy app enables you to adjust and manage your therapy, while the Recharger app can assist you with the recharging process

Programmer Charger

CHARGER

Charges the programmer and the communicator

Program Communicator

COMMUNICATOR

Connects the smart programmer with your neurostimulator

Interstim Micro Charger Device

RECHARGER

Recharges the neurostimulator in about 20 minutes during one weekly session*

Interstim Micro-Charging Dock

CHARGING DOCK AND POWER CORD

Supplies the recharger with power

Interstim Micro-Recharger Belt

RECHARGER BELT

Holds the recharger in position during the recharging session

YOUR SMART PROGRAMMER

The InterStim smart programmer device with callouts for volume control, the power button, the return to home screen button, and the charging port.

MICRO MY THERAPY APP

This app enables you to manage your therapy.

Micro My Therapy Icon
  • Check your stimulation level
  • Adjust your stimulation
  • Turn stimulation on or off
  • Change therapy programs (as directed by your clinician)*
  • Activate MRI mode
  • Check MRI eligibility

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

RECHARGER APP

This app can be used to manage the recharging process.

Recharger Application Icon
  • View the neurostimulator battery level while charging
  • View the recharger battery level
  • View recharger to neurostimulator connection
  • Change charging speed

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.

HOW TO USE YOUR RECHARGER

Watch this video to see exactly how to recharge your neurostimulator.

NOTIFICATIONS

You may receive pop-up notifications on the smart programmer while using the Micro My Therapy app. If you have questions about a notification that does not appear here, see the user guide (entitled “Patient Therapy App for Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy”) or contact Medtronic Patient Services at 1-800-510-6735. Patient Services is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time.

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.

Smart programmer screen showing the following message: "The Communicator may be out of range of the Handset (or may need to be charged)." Below the message there is the option to press the Retry button or the End Session button.

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.

Smart programmer screen showing the following message: "Device is not responding. Reposition Communicator over the internal device." Below the message there is the option to press the Retry button or the End Session button.

DEVICE NOT RESPONDING

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

Smart programmer screen showing the following message: "The Communicator will soon lose power. Please charge the Communicator. The current Communicator batter percentage: 20." Below the message there is the option to press the Dismiss button.

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 Guide (.pdf)

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

8.8MB

pdf Symptom Diary (.pdf)

Record your symptoms to help your clinician understand your condition.

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In addition to risks related to surgery, complications can include pain at the implant sites, new pain, infection, lead (thin wire) movement/ migration, device problems, undesirable changes in urinary or bowel function, and uncomfortable stimulation (sometimes described as a jolting or shocking feeling).Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.

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Under standard patient therapy settings and appropriate recharger placement.

If applicable

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.