Rose Medical Center Pelvic Care Network offers a multidisciplinary team who will diagnose and treat your pelvic floor condition. Our therapies, include medication, physical therapy, minimally invasive surgery such as robotic surgery, biofeedback for urinary and fecal incontinence, anal sphincterplasty radiofrequency treatment for neurogenic fecal incontinence (SECCA procedure), and sacral neurostimulation to treat both overactive bladder or bowel control.
Rose was one of the first hospitals in Colorado to offer this advanced form of sacral neurostimulation for overactive bladder and bowel control.
Overactive Bladder Treatment
Sacral neurostimulation treats the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and symptoms of urinary urgency or frequency. This therapy targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. By using mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves, it can influence the behavior of the bladder and reduce issues like bladder leaks.
To figure out if you are a candidate for this therapy, talk with your physician. Patients are given the opportunity to test the therapy before making a long-term commitment. In a long-term clinical study, 59% of patients with urge incontinence had 50% fewer leaks per day.
Bowel Control Treatment
Chronic involuntary loss of bowel control is a humiliating, life-changing condition. More than 18 million Americans suffer from this condition, and treatments are often temporary or insufficient. Sacral neurostimulation uses mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves to influence the behavior of the anal sphincters, pelvic floor muscles and bowel.
Following a test stimulation that finds patients whose fecal incontinence may be improved by sacral nerve stimulation, the device is typically implanted in the upper buttock. A wireless programmer is then used to activate and set up the neurostimulator operation. Initial studies show that more than 80% of patients achieve more than a 50% reduction in incontinent episodes per week.