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18th Nov, 2022
As Bladder Health Month continues, we're taking a closer look at bladder health. While we do not agree that loss of bladder control is a normal part of aging, we do know that aging is a risk factor for waning bladder health. There are often signs that signal declining bladder health. Here's what to know. Signs of Declining Bladder Health Declining bladder health often begins to…
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27th Oct, 2022
For so many, incontinence is an issue that creeps up gradually. Over time, there is an increased need to urinate more often and leakage becomes commonplace. To manage, many people simply make accommodations to their lifestyle. They begin paying close attention to the location of the nearest bathroom, for example, or they start using pads or diapers, or they scale back their social lives to…
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14th Oct, 2022
It's certainly encouraging that published studies of sacral neuromodulation show a success rate of around 90%, particularly considering that reflects excellent results for individuals who have tried other forms of treatment first. But it's the stories from patients themselves that have the most impact. Statistics are wonderful, but they make it easy to overlook the people behind the numbers. Dr. Sasse's patient Sue recently had…
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22nd Apr, 2022
Overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence are more common among Parkinson's disease patients than the general population, which begs the question, is sacral neuromodulation effective in people with Parkinson's disease? The short answer, we believe, is a resounding yes. At the Continence Center here in Reno, we have had excellent success resolving bladder and bowel leakage symptoms for patients with Parkinson's disease. Some recent published…
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1st Apr, 2022
Dr. Sasse is fortunate to share his perspective on metabolic surgery and incontinence treatments on Sixty and Me, a wonderful website addressing people in their golden years. Recently, he wrote a post about one of the most common statements he hears from patients seeking a resolution to their bladder or bowel incontinence. We hope you'll read the piece in full on Sixty and Me, but…
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1st Oct, 2021
The research is very clear that sacral neuromodulation is the best effective way to resolve bladder and bowel leakage. But stories from patients whose lives have truly been changed from this technology are far better than statistics. Take Dr. Sasse’s patient Denise, who began experiencing bladder control issues for the first time in her late forties. It’s a condition that progressively worsened, one she managed…
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3rd Sep, 2021
Incontinence is an issue affecting millions of men and women in the U.S. alone, and there are a number of solutions out there that  address the embarrassing symptoms of bladder and bowel leakage, instead of the issues themselves. You'll also see much in the way of "natural" ways to address incontinence. Unfortunately, at some point, just about everybody finds that a too-little-too-late approach. Here's the…
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23rd Apr, 2021
Dr. Sasse contributes regular articles to Sixty & Me, a wonderful online community of 500,000 women over 60. In his recent post, he included a comprehensive overview of seven treatment options for bladder and bowel leakage. Here's a short overview of the post, but we encourage you to jump over to Sixty & Me to read the piece in full. From the Post Dr. Sasse…
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9th Apr, 2021
The recently released two-year study of 141 patients with urinary incontinence treated with the sacral neuromodulation (SNM) device showed excellent results at the two-year mark. SNM is a twenty-year-old therapy that has been increasingly refined in recent years. The thirty-minute procedure involves placement of a small chip-like device under the skin near a person’s back pocket, and gentle current awakens the sphincters and pelvic floor…
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9th Apr, 2021
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) is a well-proven treatment that restores bladder and bowel control successfully with a minimalist outpatient procedure. Approximately 90% of patients experience success resolving bowel and bladder incontinence, even when prior treatments have failed. The technology has proven so useful that centers have begun using the SNM system to preserve and restore bowel function after complex surgery for conditions including rectal cancers in…
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