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23rd Apr, 2021
Dr. Sasse contributes regular articles to Sixty & Me, a wonderful online community of 500,000 women over 60. In his recent post, he included a comprehensive overview of seven treatment options for bladder and bowel leakage. Here's a short overview of the post, but we encourage you to jump over to Sixty & Me to read the piece in full. From the Post Dr. Sasse…
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9th Apr, 2021
The recently released two-year study of 141 patients with urinary incontinence treated with the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device showed excellent results at the two-year mark. SNM is a twenty-year-old therapy that has been increasingly refined in recent years. The thirty-minute procedure involves placement of a small chip-like device under the skin near a person’s back pocket, and gentle current awakens the sphincters and pelvic floor…
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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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2nd Apr, 2021
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a quote attributed to Ben Franklin. In medicine, we have all learned quite well over the years that prevention is often the best treatment. This has held true for a range of health conditions, from the simple to the complex. Wearing seatbelts prevents injuries with car accidents. Smoking cessation and weight loss prevent heart…
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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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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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25th Sep, 2020
Incontinence is really diagnosed by you. While doctors and labs can offer some additional testing and help characterize certain features of the problem, none of them really understands the impact incontinence truly has on a person’s day-to-day existence. Since you are the one living with it, only you can truly say how troublesome it is and whether treatment is required. Degrees of Incontinence: Mild Some…
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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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