Adena Urology offers percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) to patients in southern Ohio
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- Adena Regional Medical Center
If you’re ready to do something about your overactive bladder, schedule an appointment online with Adena Urology or call us at (866) 779-4370.
Adena Urology offers percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), which is designed to help patients with overactive bladders return to living a normal life. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may have an overactive bladder.
Do you suffer from?
- Frequent urination
- More than eight times in a 24-hour period
- More than twice during the night
- Consistently having an overwhelming urge to urinate
- Wetting accidents because of inability to control the urge to urinate and are unable to get to the restroom in time.
If you answered yes to any of these symptoms, you are not alone. It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of the adult population suffers from symptoms of an overactive bladder.
PTNS is an office-based, minimally invasive treatment for overactive bladder symptoms. PTNS is designed to indirectly stimulate the nerves responsible for bladder control using the tibial nerve in the lower part of your leg. The treatment is administered using a small, slim needle electrode near your tibial nerve, which is connected to a battery powered stimulator. The stimulator’s impulses travel to the tibial nerve, and then to the sacral nerve plexus, which is responsible for controlling bladder function.
Each treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes and treatments are usually administered twice a month. Once the physician sees an improvement, patients are typically then scheduled once a month. Results are usually seen after approximately six treatments and then symptoms begin to change.
PTNS has been proven to treat urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence. The office-based treatment provides patients with significant reductions in frequency of restroom visits and in wetting accidents. PTNS can be used alone or in combination of other therapies, depending upon the patient and their specific needs. Additionally, PTNS may be successful even when other therapies have failed to bring relief.
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