There’s a Solution for Bladder Leakage or Bowel Leakage

Posted on: 19th Feb, 2020

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Bladder leakage is one of the most common problems among Americans over the age of 40. For some, it is related to pregnancy or prostate problems and can be considered a minor nuisance. But for others, bladder leakage is embarrassing and disruptive to daily life. Bowel leakage can occur for many of the same reasons — past pregnancy, aging, pelvic radiation, surgery, spinal injury, and nerve deterioration. Historically, these conditions were difficult to treat and resolve, but that’s not the case anymore. Today, there’s a solution for bladder and bowel leakage — it’s no longer something to endure.

A Simple Procedure for a Dramatic Improvement

Highly effective new technology allows relief of both bladder and bowel leakage with a simpler procedure using local anesthetic. Sacral nerve modulation has improved dramatically over the past 20 years, and in the ARTISAN Trial of sacral modulation, 90% of patients experienced successful relief of symptoms and improved quality of life. Offered here at the Continence Center of Sasse Surgical in Reno, Nevada, Axonics Therapy is a long-term treatment solution for incontinent issues including:
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Urinary retention

Axonics Therapy is clinically proven to help people regain bladder and bowel control. Highlights include:

  • Safety and efficacy for patients of all ages
  • Minimally invasive with only local anesthetic
  • Resolution for both bladder and bowel leakage
  • No batter change necessary for 15+ years
  • Small subcutaneous device that’s MRI compatible
  • Covered by most insurance companies

 

Why Choose Dr. Sasse and The Continence Center?

Dr. Sasse completed his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, where he conducted research and performed numerous pelvic floor evaluations for incontinence in the Lahey Clinic pelvic floor lab. He received a research award for his work on leakage and incontinence, and in 2014, Dr. Sasse founded northern Nevada’s first incontinence center, offering complete evaluations with pelvic floor manometry and ultrasound. He has provided outstanding relief to hundreds of patients using sacral nerve modulation, thanks to his decades of experience with bowel and bladder disorders relating to multiple condition — diabetes, radiation, childbirth, aging, obesity, nerve injury, and trauma.

The Takeaway

If you’re one of millions of Americans trying to treat bladder leakage or bowel leakage with medications, physical therapy, or interventional therapies, there’s a better way. We invite you to contact Dr. Sasse’s practice in Reno, Nevada, to learn more about Axonics Therapy. An in-office consultation with Dr. Sasse and his team of nurse practitioners and physician assistants will confirm if sacral nerve modulation is right for you. Don’t put up with bladder or bowel leakage any longer — contact Dr. Sasse today.

 

References: 1. Coyne KS, Sexton CC, Thompson CL, Milsom I, et al. The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the USA, the UK and Sweden: results from the Epidemiology of LUTS (EpiLUTS) study. BJUI International. 2009;(104): 352-360. 2. Urology Care Foundation website: https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/overactive-bladder-(oab). Accessed February 20, 2019 3. McCrery R, Lane F, Benson K, Taylor C, Padron O, Blok B, Wachter S, Pezzella A, Gruenenfelder J, Pakzad M, Perrouin-Verbe MA, Le Normand L, Van Kerrebroeck P, Mangel J, Peters K, Kennelly M, Shapiro A, Lee U, Comiter C, Mueller M, Goldman HB. Treatment of urinary urgency incontinence using a rechargeable SNM system: 6-month results of the ARTISAN-SNM study. J Urol. E-publication ahead of print July 26, 2019.

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