What is Axonics Therapy?
Axonics Therapy For Incontinence And Overactive Bladder
The Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive technology used to treat overactive bladder. If you are suffering from urinary or fecal incontinence, you may think that there isn't anything you can do besides taking medication that may have unwanted side effects; however, there are other treatment options.
At Dr. Hatchett Urology, we offer a procedure which can solve your incontinence without the need for medication or major surgery. It is the Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy that utilizes a device that emits a signal that gently stimulates the nerves that control the bladder or pelvic muscles.
If you want a treatment that can help your incontinence without the use of medication, you need to schedule with Dr. Hatchett today.
What is Axonics Therapy?
Axonics Therapy is a clinically proven solution for treating symptoms of overactive bladder (including urinary urgency incontinence), bowel (fecal) incontinence, and urinary retention.1
How does it work?
Axonics Therapy provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel, which can restore normal control and result in symptom improvement.
The Evaluation Step: To see if Axonics Therapy is right for you, you will undergo a short period of therapy using a temporary system. The evaluation period allows you to experience the level of symptom relief the therapy may provide before you commit to long-term therapy.
Long-term Therapy: If you and your doctor determine that Axonics Therapy is right for you, you will have an outpatient procedure where the miniaturized Axonics implant is placed just beneath the skin in the upper part of your buttock.
Am I a good candidate?
It is up to you and your healthcare provider to determine if you are a good candidate for Axonics Therapy which is an approved treatment for patients suffering from:
- Overactive bladder (OAB) - the urgent need to urinate which may result in frequent urination and/or incontinence (leakage) episodes
- Urinary frequency - the need to urinate 8 or more times a day, which may or may not be associated with urgency
- Fecal (bowel) incontinence – involuntary loss of stool which may or may not be associated with urgency
- Nonobstructive urinary retention (UR) – the inability to empty the bladder which may result in trouble urinating or frequent small voids
- Axonics Therapy is indicated for patients who have failed conservative treatments, such as lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or medications.
Dr. Hatchett can help you get the relief you deserve
Dealing with incontinence can be frustrating because you never know when the urge to go will show up. It can cause you to start missing out on what you love but you don't have to live this way anymore.
Are you ready to take the first step towards symptom relief? Schedule a consultation with Dr.Hatchett to discuss your symptoms and to determine if Axonics Therapy is right for you.
Important Safety Information:
Implantation and use of the Axonics System incur risks beyond those normally associated with surgery, some of which may necessitate surgical intervention. Results and experiences may vary and are unique to each patient. No promise or guarantee is made about specific results or experiences. Talk to your doctor about whether the Axonics System is right for you and to discuss the potential risks and benefits. For more information about safety and potential risks, go to: www.Axonics ®.com/isi.Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale and use by, or on the order of, a physician.
- Company data on file, ARTISAN·SNM Clinical Study (NCT03327948)
- Company data on file, RELAX·OAB Clinical Study (NCT02620410)