Foothills Urology’s Dr. David J. Cahn is a leader in the implantation of the InterStim System, which uses mild electrical stimulation -- much like that of a pacemaker – to treat symptoms of overactive bladder. Foothills Urology is one of a handful of practices in the Denver and Boulder areas to offer the InterStim System; since 2002, Dr. Cahn has implanted hundreds of the devices.
More than 37 million adults in the United States – one in six—suffer from overactive bladder, which includes urinary urge incontinence (leaking), frequent urges to urinate, and bladder emptying problems. Women are twice as likely as men to experience urinary incontinence, and it is more common among older women. Although many of those with overactive bladder symptoms struggle with everyday activities, the condition may go undiagnosed for years because patients fear humiliation when discussing it. In fact, only one in eight Americans who have loss of bladder control has been diagnosed.
The good news is that when diagnosed, the symptoms of overactive bladder are highly treatable. However, for some people medications for overactive bladder don’t work, or produce unwanted side effects. For those patients, the InterStim System may be the answer.