Interstim Specialist

Meena Jain, MD., MBBS., FACOG

Cosmetics and Skin Care & Minimally Invasive Robotic Gynecology located in St. Petersburg, FL

Fecal or urinary incontinence is embarrassing and makes you a nervous wreck when you go in public. Dr. Meena Jain provides compassionate and comprehensive care for incontinence with InterStimⓇ therapy. To learn if this innovative treatment is right for you, call the office or use the easy online scheduler to book your appointment online.

Interstim Q&A

What is InterStim therapy?

InterStim therapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat urinary and fecal incontinence. Dr. Jain implants an ultra-small electronic device under your skin near your lower back that uses a wire to communicate with your bladder.

The device works for your bladder much like a pacemaker does for a heart. The device regulates the nerves associated with bladder and fecal control. If you decide that InterStim therapy is not for you, the procedure can be reversed.

How does InterStim work?

When the nerves between your bladder and your brain miscommunicate, it can result in incontinence. With the InterStim device in place, mild pulses stimulate sacral nerves, which strengthen your pelvic floor and bladder muscles.

With a small remote, you can control the intensity of the pulse. It may take a few weeks to find the precise settings, but you should see positive results once you do.

The therapy is reversible, but requires another minor procedure to remove the device. InterStim also has an option to silence, or pause, the neurostimulator for a selected period of time.

What is InterStim used to treat?

InterStim therapy is used to treat:

  • Frequent urination
  • Night urination
  • Bladder leakage
  • Urinary urgency
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary retention

Am I a candidate for InterStim therapy?

InterStim was approved by the FDA two decades ago and has helped thousands of people regain their quality of life through the years. The therapy is ideal for women who have tried, but had poor results, using other methods to treat incontinence.

Before Dr. Jain permanently places the electronic device into your lower back, you have a trial period to see if neuromodulation works for you. If the procedure is effective, Dr. Jain develops a long-term treatment plan and schedules a date for the placement of the neurostimulator.

Even if you’ve tried many other options, bladder and fecal incontinence are treatable; you don’t have to live in fear of an accident. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book a consultation today.

*Individual results may vary