Interstim for Overactive Bladder
When medications and pelvic floor exercises fail to fix an overactive bladder, it’s time to move to the next step of treatment.
The Interstim device has been around for more than 20 years, and is a proven treatment that permanently addresses overactive bladder symptoms. Dr. Christi has implanted many successful Interstim devices—and the results are life-changing.
2, with a battery replacement every 10 years
20 – 30 minutes
What It Treats
How Interstim Works
Benefits of the Interstim Implant in Houston, TX
Pronounced decrease in trips to the bathroom and/or bladder accidents
Best results for quality of life
Works for men and women
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Interstim device has a neuro-stimulator that moderates the signals traveling back and forth along the bladder nerve. It consists of a thin lead, which sits next to the 3rd sacral nerve root in the lower back area, and a silver dollar-sized intermittent pulse generator.
The device is controlled by a remote control that communicates through the skin to turn it on and off, up and down.
Dr. Christi’s patients who received Interstim describe it as a tingling or flittery sensation in their pelvic region. It should never be painful. Sensations vary for each patient, and your settings can be adjusted accordingly.
No, Interstim doesn’t cure overactive bladder. If the device is turned off or removed, symptoms can return. It does significantly reduce those symptoms.