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5th Aug, 2022
At Nevada Surgical, we spend a lot time sharing information about incontinence. Contrary to conventional wisdom, losing bowel or bladder leakage isn't merely a symptom of growing older. And unlike medications or adult diapers, which are designed to treat symptoms of these conditions, sacral neuromodulation is a proven treatment that addresses the root issues. SNM is one of the best-kept secrets in modern medicine, but…
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1st Jul, 2022
Bladder leakage, overactive bladder, and bowel incontinence are no fun. The symptoms are disruptive and embarrassing, but they are also progressive, meaning they get worse with time. What may start as a nuisance progresses to an expensive series of trips to different doctors, and even more expensive trips to Costco for pads and diapers. Here's what to understand about the progressive nature of incontinence. The…
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17th Jun, 2022
As a regular contributor to Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse shares commentary on the effects of both incontinence and obesity on seniors, plus the most effective and appropriate treatments. One relevant topic? A failing bladder sling. Read on for the highlights, or check out the post in full. From the Post "The bladder sling is a procedure recommended to many women. While there are a number…
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27th May, 2022
Diaper sales are at an all-time high. And not the kind for babies. Unfortunately, those diapers that cannot fly off the shelf fast enough are for adults like us, but who are struggling with bladder and bowel leakage. Most people who buy diapers and pads for themselves, a parent, or a loved one do not realize that the problem can be treated a better way.…
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6th May, 2022
For many people, managing incontinence amounts to dealing with the symptoms of that condition instead of resolving the root issues. That's where things like lifestyle changes and adult diapers come into play. But there are treatments that address the underlying causes of incontinence, and some, like sacral neuromodulation, are surprisingly effective. In his latest post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse wrote about the idea…
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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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11th Mar, 2022
Millions of people just put up with symptoms of bladder incontinence or overactive bladder. And that might be a reasonable plan at the beginning, but these conditions are progressive and tend to become much worse over time, making them less compatible with normal life. For so many people, the minor inconvenience soon becomes a major disruption and a big source of misery. Canceling social events,…
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7th Jan, 2022
Bladder leakage is an astonishingly common problem. It stems from dysfunction of the complex pelvic floor muscles and can diminish control of both the bladder and the bowels over time. It is a more severe problem than many people realize, interfering with sleep, hygiene, and the ability to simply go participate and enjoy life. But can bladder leakage be fixed? Traditional Treatment Options Today the…
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12th Nov, 2021
Anyone who has managed symptoms of incontinence understands the toll it takes and has likely tried any number of ways to remedy the solution. Almost always, these "remedies" aren't remedies at all - just methods of managing the symptoms. The big exception is sacral neuromodulation. It's normal to have questions about a treatment like this, and one of the most common typically relates to whether…
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29th Oct, 2021
The short answer is yes, sacral neuromodulation is covered by Medicare and all insurance plans for the treatment of urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, and overactive bladder. Sacral neuromodulation is highly effective and well proven to restore bladder and bowel control. Excellent peer-reviewed scientific publications examining the treatment options have shown sacral neuromodulation to be the most effective treatment that we have today for incontinence. Medicare…
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