Changing Lives: The Impact of Sacral Stimulators on Health

New Device Gives Fecal Incontinence Sufferers Control Over their Bowel Function with Sacral Stim Technology

Kristy Pratt’s life was forever changed after she faced rectal cancer at the age of 49 and underwent chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. After dealing with the humiliation and challenges of radiation treatment, she was then faced with fecal incontinence and needed a colostomy bag. But now, thanks to a new implanted device called the Sacral Stim, Pratt has regained control over her bowel function and improved her quality of life.

The Sacral Stim device involves the use of remote-controlled sacral stimulators that send electrical signals to weak bowels, giving individuals with fecal incontinence back control over their bowels. The procedure is relatively quick and involves the placement of a small wire near the nerves controlling the bladder and bowel. This simple procedure has had a significant impact on patients like Pratt, allowing them to regain their quality of life.

Dr. Alcantara, the physician overseeing the Sacral Stim procedure, emphasizes the importance of diagnosing the root cause of incontinence before considering treatments. It is essential to consult with a doctor to explore all available options for managing fecal incontinence. With a success rate of 97%, the Sacral Stim has proven to be an effective solution for many individuals facing this challenging condition.

Fecal incontinence can be a heartbreaking and embarrassing condition for those who experience it. But with innovative treatment options like the Sacral Stim, individuals can regain control over their bowel function and enjoy activities they may have previously felt limited in participating in. Dr. Alcantara and his team continue to make strides in improving the lives of patients facing challenging medical conditions.

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