Interstim is an advanced and highly effective treatment for overactive bladder. People with this condition suffer from urinary urgency frequency incontinence and having to urinate at night. This procedure is done in two phases. The first comma a test phase is done in the office. There is no special testing ahead of time. Well you are awake the doctor places a tiny wire near the tailbone to stimulate the bladder nerve under local anesthesia and with x-ray guidance. It is virtually risk-free and involves minimal discomfort associated with the local anesthetics injection.
Assuming a successful test the doctor will provide a permanent implant which is the same procedure repeated with the addition of implanting a stimulator (pacemaker like device) for permanent bladder control. This procedure is also an excellent treatment for incontinence.