Talk Leaks

You’ve tried medicine. You’ve done the exercises. 

But nothing seems to work. Leaks, urges and other bladder symptoms continue to put your life on hold.

Let’s talk about it, it's time to take control.

Take a short survey to see if the Medtronic InterStim™ system is right for you.

Bowel and brain nerves communication pathway

How does it work?

Communication is what helps your bladder work properly. 

The InterStim™ system gently stimulates the nerves in the bladder. This can improve how the bladder communicates with the brain and ultimately improve bladder function. 

Small and discreet.

Implanted during an outpatient procedure, the InterStim™ device goes just beneath the skin.


In addition to risks related to surgery, complications can include pain at the implant sites, new pain, infection, lead (thin wire) movement/migration, device problems, undesirable changes in urinary or bowel function, and uncomfortable stimulation (sometimes described as a jolting or shocking feeling).Talk with your doctor about ways to minimize these risks.

Not sure if the InterStim™ system is right for you?

Try it out before deciding

Before making any long-term commitments, you can try out the InterStim™ system in a doctor's office.

This simple "test drive" can you help you decide if InterStim™ is right for you.

The InterStim™ system may help you regain control over:

Control leaks and rediscover your freedom.

The InterStim™ system can help you regain control over your symptoms and empower you to enjoy the activities you love, without worrying about unwanted bladder leakage.


Uncontrollable urges to "go"

Non-obstructive retention

‡ Complications can occur with test, including movement of the wire, technical problems with the device, and some temporary pain. Your healthcare provider will give you information regarding how to operate the test device, and inform you of other precautions related to the test and activity restrictions.

Real patients, lasting results


"I love to run...after Interstim™, I can stay at the gym however long I want"

- Sarah

"The test is like taking a car out for a drive before you buy it. I was able to actually see if this was going to work."

- Shamay

"I don't have that cloud over my head, not knowing if I'm going to have an accident. It is such a meaningful thing to get that control back."

- Tina 

Not all patients will experience similar results.

Take the survey

Discover whether the InterStim™ system could help you regain control over your bladder leakage. Take a short survey to see if this therapy is right for you.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information. Not all patients will experience the same results. Risks may include surgical, device and stimulation-related complications.


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