Urinary Incontinence Treatment in Reno
Urinary and fecal incontinence can interfere with your personal, professional and social life. Constant bathroom trips and concerns about symptoms can get in between your relationships with loved ones and affect the way you feel about yourself.
If you have struggled with urinary or fecal incontinence for a long time, you might have already tried behavioral modifications or medical therapy but not found the lasting relief you need. With the help of Dr. Kent Sasse and the team at Sasse Surgical, Nevada’s premier center for continence solutions, the debilitating problem of urinary or fecal incontinence no longer has to affect your life.
Dr. Sasse and his advanced team of nurse practitioners and physician assistants have provided northern Nevada with comprehensive pelvic floor lab evaluations for over six years, and they have tremendous experience with resolving bowel and bladder leakage using sacral neuromodulation for hundreds of patients. This breakthrough solution is over 90 percent effective, very safe, long-lasting and covered by most insurance companies.
Candidates for Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy
Sacral neuromodulation therapy is an option for anyone with bladder or bowel leakage, an overactive bladder or urinary retention who has not found relief through conservative treatment solutions.
An in-office consultation with our team can confirm whether the procedure is right for you.
How Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy Helps
Sacral nerve modulation therapy gently stimulates the nerves that control the bladder and bowel. The sacral nerve carries signals between the spinal cord and the bladder and bowel and helps hold and release urine and bowel movements. Stimulating the sacral nerve helps control the signals and improve symptoms of and fecal incontinence.
Axonics created the first FDA approved rechargeable sacral neuromodulation device. In a clinical study, 90 percent of patients achieved clinically significant improvements at six months post-implant. Ninety-three percent of patients were satisfied with their therapy, and 92 percent said they would undergo treatment again with the same expected results.
The Axonics device offers some unique advantages. Firstly, patients with the Axonics device have the ability to undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans; previously, this was not possible and the device needed to be explanted before an MRI. Also, the Axonics device is rechargeable and can offer up to 15 years of symptom relief (compared to other devices which required more frequent surgical replacement).
Another benefit to the Axonics device is the opportunity for a trial period. Interested candidates have the chance to wear a trial device for a week and test out the effectiveness of the product. If the candidate decides the device works to control their symptoms, a permanent device is placed under the skin in a simple outpatient procedure. The placement procedure is not a major surgery and does not require general anesthesia.
Are Treatments Covered by Insurance?
Axonics sacral neuromodulation therapy has been so successful in clinical trials that Medicare, Medicaid and most other private insurance providers offer coverage. The team at Sasse Surgical can confirm insurance coverage and help obtain pre-authorization for the procedure.
Learn More About Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy
Don’t let urinary or fecal incontinence affect your quality of life. Sasse Surgical can help. For more information about this breakthrough treatment, please call our office today at 775-829-7999 and request a consultation with Dr. Sasse.
WHY CHOOSE DR. SASSE AND THE CONTINENCE CENTER?
- Completed his Fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Conducted research and performed numerous pelvic floor evaluations for incontinence at the Lahey Clinic pelvic floor lab.
- Received a research award for his work on leakage and incontinence.
- Founded the first Continence Center in northern Nevada, offering complete evaluations with pelvic floor manometry and ultrasound.
- Has been providing outstanding relief to hundreds of patients using sacral neuromodulation.
- Serves as an adjunct assistant professor of surgery and cell biology at the School of Medicine of the University of Nevada.
- Has decades of experience with bowel and bladder disorders related to many conditions including diabetes, radiation, childbirth, aging, obesity, nerve injury, and trauma.