Woman frustrated sitting on toilet


Most women grow up hearing stories from their mothers or grandmothers about leaking urine. This is a very common problem. In fact there are approximately 11 million American women who suffer from urinary incontinence.  Maybe you are one of them.

In females there are two types of incontinence - stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence results in leakage with a cough, a sneeze, a laugh of with exertion causing the bladder to leak.  Meanwhile, urge incontinence results in leakage suddenly when the bladder squeezes without your permission. 

Both of these types of incontinence are treatable. Stress incontinence is treated with a relatively simple, outpatient surgery. Urge incontinence can be treated with medications, Botox that can be placed into the bladder wall, or with InterStim which is a pacemaker-type device that can be implanted.

Interstim (Sacral Neuromodulation) Percutaneous Lead Placement

For patients with loss of urinary control including frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, and urinary retention – Interstim is a potential treatment option. In the office we offer placement of a temporary lead (electrical stimulator) that is placed externally to stimulate the sacral nerve. The procedure utilizes a local anesthetic for comfort during lead placement and normally takes 20 minutes.

InterStim Micro SureScan MRI Lead

If you or one of the women in your family  suffers from stress or urge (or both) incontinence call NEO Urology today at (330) 729-9214 or email us at info@neourology.com.  We are ready to help you with your problems.