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Incontinence - Urgent PC

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The Urgent PC Neuromodulation System uses percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) to treat overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence.  Using a thin needle electrode placed near the ankle as an entry point, the stimulator's impulses travel along the tibial nerve to the nerves in the spine that control pelvic floor function.  Bladder function is regulated by a group of nerves at the base of the spine called the sacral nerve plexus. By stimulating these nerves through gentle electrical impulses (neuromodulation), your bladder activity can be changed.  The Urgent PC System provides neuromodulation in a low-risk, office procedure by indirectly stimulating the nerves responsible for bladder function using a nerve in your lower leg.

Each of your treatments will last approximately 30 minutes. You will receive an initial series of 12 treatments, typically scheduled two weeks apart. After the initial 12 treatments, Dr. Loisides will work with you to determine if occasional treatments are needed to maintain your results.