Sacral Neuromodulation

Sacral neuromodulation is a cutting-edge treatment option for individuals experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor disorders.
This procedure offers profound relief for patients contending with urinary frequency, urgency, urine leakage en route to the bathroom, challenges in bladder emptying, and even in some cases of fecal incontinence.

At Center for Advanced Gyn & Urogynecology, located in Chevy Chase and Germantown, MD, we specialize in delivering expert sacral neuromodulation procedures.

What is sacral neuromodulation?

Sacral neuromodulation involves the placement of a small device, similar to a pacemaker, under the skin in the upper buttock area. This device sends mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerves, which are located near the tailbone and play a key role in controlling bladder and bowel function. By modulating these nerves, sacral neuromodulation can help regulate bladder and bowel activity, reduce urgency and frequency, and improve pelvic floor function.

Who can benefit from sacral neuromodulation?

Sacral neuromodulation may be recommended for individuals who have not responded to other forms of treatment for pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, or pelvic pain syndromes. It can also be an option for those who wish to avoid or have not had success with more invasive surgical procedures.

How sacral neuromodulation can help?

Overactive bladder, fecal incontinence or urinary retention symptoms may be caused by abnormal communication between the brain and the bladder and bowel.

  1. As your bladder and bowel fills, nerve signals are sent to your brain to alert you.
  2. The brain sends nerve signals down to empty your bladder and bowel.
  3. Axonics Therapy uses a miniature implant to provide gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel. This can help restore normal communication between the brain and the bladder and bowel, which can results in an improvement of your symptoms.

What to expect during sacral neuromodulation therapy?

During sacral neuromodulation therapy, our specialists will first conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. If so, the device will be implanted during a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. Once implanted, you will work closely with our team to adjust the settings of the device for optimal symptom relief.

Why choose us for sacral neuromodulation treatment?

Center for Advanced Gyn & Urogynecology is at the forefront of sacral neuromodulation therapy, offering advanced treatment options for individuals with pelvic floor disorders. Our experienced team of specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care and support throughout your treatment journey, helping you achieve long-term relief and improved quality of life.

Schedule a consultation with Center for Advanced Gyn & Urogynecology today to learn more about sacral neuromodulation and how it can help you regain control over your pelvic floor symptoms.