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9th Apr, 2021
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is a well-proven treatment that restores bladder and bowel control successfully with a minimalist outpatient procedure. Approximately 90% of patients experience success resolving bowel and bladder incontinence, even when prior treatments have failed. The technology has proven so useful that centers have begun using the SNM system to preserve and restore bowel function after complex surgery for conditions including rectal cancers in…
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18th Dec, 2020
Anyone who has struggled with symptoms of incontinence knows the frustration and embarrassment it brings. But more than that, it truly curtails your life. By the time they come to see us, many of our patients have tried all of the standard recommendations, often for years, and without success. Fortunately, there is a better way to not just manage but resolve bladder and bowel leakage.…
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4th Dec, 2020
Imagine living with symptoms of bowel incontinence so debilitating that you were forced to plan your life around them. That was the reality for Dr. Sasse’s patient, Resa, and it was the motivation she needed to keep searching until she found a solution. A Silent Shame Bowel leakage made Resa re-think what and when she ate, and where and when she left the house. “Was…
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20th Nov, 2020
We wrote recently about Dr. Sasse's new monthly writing contribution to a website called Sixty and Me about incontinence. In his second article for the website, he took aim at an important topic - why most doctors don't know about the best treatment for incontinence. From the Article "If you have tried to discuss any form of incontinence with your doctors and received mostly blank…
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13th Nov, 2020
When people struggle with incontinence, they tend to start looking for ways to manage the symptoms. That often means looking online for answers to their questions about diagnosis and resolution. Here's how you know you might be a candidate for sacral nerve modulation - the most effective, modern therapy to restore bladder control and bowel control. Diagnosing Incontinence Diagnosing incontinence is often done by the…
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2nd Oct, 2020
Surgery for bladder leakage or bowel leakage has dramatically changed from what was done twenty years ago. Like many fields in medicine and surgery, techniques and principles evolve, and technology improves with time. Today, the best results in completely or nearly completely resolving incontinence of both the bladder and bowels comes from technology that is so non-invasive, it doesn’t really require "surgery" at all. But more…
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7th Aug, 2020
While Dr. Sasse can comprehensively explain the medical reasons behind sacral nerve modulation as the most effective resolution for bladder or bowel leakage, the proof is really in how the procedure impacts his patients. Here’s what his patient Julie shares about the difference sacral nerve modulation made in her life. A Knowledgeable Referral For many people, incontinence is embarrassing enough that they don’t seek outside…
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24th Jul, 2020
For many people, bowel incontinence is a vexing problem for years before they finally seek solutions with a doctor. And even then, they don't always get a good answer. Often, general medical providers don't know that there are excellent solutions, and there may even be some embarrassment discussing the subject for both patients and physicians alike. The truth is that a multi-modality approach to treating…
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16th Jul, 2020
If you aren't a regular subscriber to Reno Moms Blog, it's a great source of local stories from area parents. A recent article, "When Peeing Your Pants Isn't Funny Anymore," offered a frank take on the issue of incontinence and its insidious ability to limit the lives of women (and men) far too early. From the Article The author shared a personal story about bladder…
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12th Jun, 2020
Based on scientific evidence, both AARP and The American Geriatrics Society have warned against the routine use of common bladder-control medications called anticholinergics. Millions of Americans are commonly prescribed anticholinergic drugs to treat bladder and bowel leakage, and overactive bladder (OAB). Some of the common drugs are known by names Detrol, Ditropan, Enablix and Vesicare. A large British study has found evidence that anticholinergic medications…
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