Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Digestive Conditions

Among the more advanced and successful surgical interventions available is sacral nerve stimulation (SNS). Colorectal surgeon Camille Eyvazzadeh, MD. was the first in the region to perform the InterStim® Therapy procedure for bowel control at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem. The minimally invasive procedure involves the insertion of a neurostimulator in the lower back that works by sending mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerves to control bowel, rectum and bladder function.

The outpatient procedure can be performed in less than an hour under mild sedation. It involves the insertion of InterStim, a neurostimulator device that is inserted under the skin, usually in the upper buttocks. For more information about these doctors or to schedule an appointment, please call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537).