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Sacral Nerve Stimulator May Be Cure to Incontinence

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
10/15/15  11:43 AM PST

Originally posted by Maureen McFadden for WNDU.com

Incontinence is an uncomfortable and embarrassing problem for many people, especially as they age. It used to be treated with surgery, but wasn’t always successful.

Now, a new outpatient procedure has changed that and also, changed lives.

Leaving the house used to be a problem for Oralia Cosme. She suffered from incontinence of the bowel.

“It makes you cry when you have accidents,” Cosme said. “I’d go to a department store and I’d be shopping around and then all of a sudden, I make a certain type of move, and I feel something that’s not right.”

But that’s all changed, thanks to a sacral nerve stimulator.

Mario Alcantara, M.D., Colorectal Surgeon at the South Texas Colorectal Center said, “It’s a very simple device, in fact, it’s basically a pacemaker.”

Read the Full Article on WNDU.com

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