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GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR EVALUATION

Learn more about finding relief with Medtronic Bowel Control.

RELIEF IS JUST THE BEGINNING

Congratulations on taking the first step to finding relief with Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system. Use this page and your Getting Started Guide to understand how to use your programmer and make the most of your evaluation.


YOUR EVALUATION SYSTEM

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External Neurostimulator (ENS)
Your ENS generates the stimulation. This device may be worn externally in a belt.

Image of handheld programmer on phone screen. Use it to manage stimulation.

Programmer
The handheld programmer lets you adjust and manage your therapy.


YOUR PROGRAMMER

Take a tour and get familiar with your programmer.

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My Therapy
This app allows you to manage
your stimulation.

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Clinician
You should not use this app;
it is intended only for clinicians.


YOUR EVALUATION

Watch one of the videos below to learn how to use your programmer. These quick overviews cover everything you need to know, including how to adjust your stimulation, change programs, and switch therapy sides as directed by your clinician.*

BASIC EVALUATION

How to use your programmer if your evaluation was performed in a clinic or office setting.

ADVANCED EVALUATION

How to use your programmer if your evaluation was performed in a surgery setting. These evaluations are sometimes called "stage one procedures."


APP NOTIFICATIONS

How to manage alerts

You may receive alerts while using your My Therapy app. Several common alerts are shown below. If you have questions about these alerts or an alert that does not appear here, check your programmer manual. If you still have a question, contact your clinician.

 

Low Battery
External Device

Error message: Your device battery is low.

Your ENS device has a low battery.

If your ENS battery is low, contact
your clinician.

Communication Error
Device Communication Lost

Error message: therapy has stopped due to low battery.

Your programmer has lost connection with your ENS due to low battery or a failed signal. Tap RETRY to reconnect the programmer.

If the issue continues, contact your clinician to reestablish the connection.

TIP: If a notification disappears before you have time to read it, that means the error fixed itself.


RESOURCES

pdf Evaluation Getting Started Guide (.pdf)

Get started with your evaluation and learn about your programmer.

2.0MB

pdf Symptom Diary (.pdf)

Record your symptoms to help your clinician understand your condition.

171KB


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If applicable