“We have been able to go hiking, we have been able to go do things as a family, we have been able to really have a normal life again.”
– Shamay B., Living with non-obstructive urinary retention
“I love to run…after InterStim, I can stay at the gym however long I want.”
– Sara H., Living with OAB
“During my trial I didn’t have a single dribble, drip, or leak.”
– Susan W., Living with OA
"I feel like I’m free of something very burdensome. I don’t get up at night. I’m done leaking."
– Elaine H., Living with urgency-frequency
“My urologist told me he was looking for an 80% improvement in the use of my bladder. I did better than that. I demonstrated 95% improvement.”
– Joe Z., Living with non-obstructive urinary retention
“I don’t have to worry about pads or knowing where bathrooms are. I got my freedom back!”
– Jane H., Experiencing relief from Medtronic bladder control therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system
"When I realized I wasn’t wet, I had hope. That 4-letter word was mine."
– Barbara, Experiencing relief from Medtronic bladder control therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system
I'm so thrilled that my bladder doesn't rule my life anymore.– Peggy, Patient Ambassador Living with OAB
It is the best thing that has ever happened to me.– Jerry, Patient Ambassador Living with Non-Obstructive Urinary Retention
These are individual experiences. Results may vary.
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.
Complications can also occur with the evaluation, including movement of the wire, technical problems with the device, and some temporary pain. Your doctor or nurse will provide you with the information regarding how to operate the test device, and inform you of other precautions related to the evaluation and activity restrictions.