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TPMG Center for Colorectal Surgery: One of First to Offer New Medical Technology to Treat Incontinence

The New FDA Approved InterStim™ Micro is the Smallest and Fastest Rechargeable Bowel Control System with Conditional Full-Body MRI

Full-Body MRI Conditional InterStim™ II and InterStim™ Micro Systems Give Patients a Choice Between Sacral Neuromodulation Devices to Suit Their Lifestyle

Newport News, VA – September 2, 2020 –  Tidewater Physician Multispecialty Group (TPMG) is one of the first medical providers in Virginia to offer new solutions to the millions  of people who suffer from incontinence thanks to technology advancements from Medtronic — the world’s leading provider of therapy for bowel control issues.

Nearly 18 million Americans – about one in 12 – have fecal incontinence (FI).1-4 It is life-altering because many sufferers limit their lives socially, professionally, and personally,5 but it is  treatable. The new InterStim™ II and InterStim Micro systems provide patients with safe, effective relief from OAB and FI. The InterStim™ II recharge-free system offers patients freedom from a recharging routine, the hassle of recharging components, and a reminder they have a disease. The rechargeable InterStim™ Micro system, the smallest device available in the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) market, benefits patients who want a smaller, longer lasting device. Both systems are full-body* conditional MRI and deliver the same therapy with long-term relief.

“Effective long-term bowel control is an unmet medical need by many in the Newport News, VA area who experience regular accidents and/or frequency issues associated with FI. It can significantly impact all aspects of a person’s quality of life – self-confidence, exercise, activities and even intimacy,” said Dr. Lisa Coleman, DO,FACS,FASCRS “By partnering with Medtronic, a trusted leader in SNM therapy, my goal is to help give patients a life without limits.”

Known as sacral neuromodulation (SNM), the therapy is delivered by the InterStim™ system – an implanted medical device that provides gentle stimulation to the sacral nerve and is thought to normalize the brain-bladder connection to alleviate symptoms. Medtronic developed SNM therapy more than 25 years ago in partnership with physicians who specialize in treating incontinence. Recent technology advancements from Medtronic now gives patients lifestyle-friendly choices in the type of InterStim system they choose; improved battery technology; conditional full-body MRI; and the smallest and fastest charging device on the SNM market.

Not every patient receives the same benefit, and there are potential risks, which may include surgical, device and stimulation risks.

About Lisa Coleman, DO, FACS, FASCRS

Colorectal Surgeon in Newport News, VADr. Lisa Coleman, DO, FACS, FASCRS, at the TMPG Center for Colorectal Surgery, will explain the benefits and risks and help each patient find their best treatment. For more information, contact Dr. Coleman today at 757.874.1077.

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