Welcome to Medtronic bowel 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.
Generates stimulation for your therapy
The Micro My Therapy app enables you to adjust and manage your therapy, while the Recharger app can assist you with the recharging process
Charges the programmer and the communicator
Connects the smart programmer with your neurostimulator
Recharges the neurostimulator in about 20 minutes during one weekly session*
Supplies the recharger with power
Holds the recharger in position during the recharging session
This app enables you to manage your therapy.
Every time you use the Micro My Therapy app, you’ll need to use the communicator to connect the smart programmer with the neurostimulator.
This app can be used to manage the recharging process.
This quick video covers everything you need to know, including how to adjust your stimulation and change programs as directed by your clinician.†
Watch this video to see exactly how to recharge your neurostimulator.
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.
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.
Your neurostimulator is not responding. Reposition your communicator over your neurostimulator and tap retry.
Your communicator needs to be charged. Plug it into the charger. Remember, you can't use the communicator while it is recharging.
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.
Under standard patient therapy settings and appropriate recharger placement
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.