Bladder Control

Help for Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a problem that affects millions of Americans. At Saint Vincent Hospital, we offer a revolutionary therapy that can help control this common condition and help you return to an active life — InterStim therapy.

What Is InterStim Therapy?

InterStim therapy is an FDA-approved bladder treatment designed to eliminate or greatly reduce bladder control symptoms for individuals suffering from urine frequency, urgency or leaking urine. This treatment involves placing a small device, roughly the size of a pacemaker, under the skin. The device works by sending electrical impulses to the sacral nerves that control bladder contraction. This outpatient procedure typically results in an immediate improvement in bladder functioning.

Who Can Benefit From InterStim Therapy?

While InterStim treatment is frequently used to address bladder control in women, it also can help men. InterStim therapy is used to treat those diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions:


  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bladder prolapse/cystocele
  • Overactive bladder
  • Unobstructed urinary retention


If you choose InterStim therapy, you’ll first be able to undergo a short trial period to help determine if the overactive bladder treatment will be effective.

Learn More

Wondering if InterStim therapy is right for you? Contact us at 866-494-3627 or use our online doctor search to find a urologist today.