Procedure to implant the InterStim™system carries the same risks as any other surgical procedure, such as bleeding and swelling. Your doctor will talk to you about ways to avoid potential side effects.
After you have the InterStim™system implanted, you should gradually work your way up to your normal activities as you feel comfortable. The battery in the neurostimulator does not need to be recharged, and will last for five to seven years.
Overall, bowel control therapy helps patients to experience fewer accidents and reduces embarrassment. With stool incontinence easier to cope with, you’ll have the confidence to do more activities that you enjoy.
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