Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Restoring Quality of Life: Sacral Nerve Stimulation at IBS Hospital

Embark on a journey towards improved bladder and bowel health with Sacral Nerve Stimulation at IBS Hospital. Our specialized approach harnesses advanced techniques to alleviate discomfort and enhance your quality of life. Discover a tailored solution designed to address a range of issues for a more fulfilling everyday experience.

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What is Sacral Nerve Stimulation ?

The InterStim neuromodulation (Sacral nerve stimulation) device is a unique innovation in treating bladder dysfunction. By providing electronic impulses to regulate the irregular firing of nerves to the bladder, it can improve incontinence and restore normal emptying in a non-emptying bladder.

What are the components of the InterStim device ?

InterStim device consists of three components:
Lead: This is a fine wire containing four separate electrodes, each of which can be stimulated individually or in various
combinations to tailor the neuromodulation to your individual needs.
Pulse Generator: This small battery drives the system and generally needs replacement every 6-7 years.
Programmer: This small remote control, similar to a TV remote, allows you to adjust the InterStim device yourself.

What happens during the procedure ?

You will receive a full general anaesthetic.

  • You will not be paralysed.
  • You will be placed in the prone (face-down) position.
  • You will be given intravenous antibiotics before and after the procedure.
  • You will have a small incisions made in your lower back.
  • A second incision is made just above your buttock.
  • The correct position of the electrode will be confirmed by X-ray and test stimulation.
What are the potential side effects of the procedure ?

 All operations have the potential for side effects. Most people do not experience them (less than 10% of patients actually do), but it is good to be aware of what they might be:
Occasional (less than 10%):

  • Burning or blood when you pass urine, usually settling in a few days.
  • Temporary insertion of a catheter.
  • Mechanical failure.
  • Infection.

Uncommon (less than 5%):

  • Wound infection.

Rare (less than 1%):

  • Urine infection.

Our team of experts that make it possible

Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.


IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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