Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) is a treatment for urge urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, and some types of urinary retention. It is a minor procedure whereby a small electrical stimulator is placed underneath the skin in the back and provides a calming stimulus to the nerves of the bladder (and rectum). It is done in an outpatient setting, with the patient going home the same day with 2 small incisions in the lower back.
A short test can be completed in clinic to determine if a patient would be a good candidate for SNM. If the test is successful, success rates for SNM are >90%.