Sacral Nerve Stimulation (Neuromodulation)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation, or neuromodulation, (SNS) uses electrical currents to reset the faulty nerves that cause faecal incontinence.

SNS is a surgical procedure that comprises an inital X-ray-guided trial, carried out under sedation, and, if you are suitable, surgical insertion of a permanent neuromodulation device, which is carried out under general anaesthetic at a later date.

Patients undergoing SNS will be seen as an outpatient at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh, where Consultant General Surgeons Miss Mhairi Collie and Mr David Bartolo will assess you and discuss your suitability for this procedure. You will then attend the hospital at a later date for your SNS trial and a third time if suitable for placement of the permanent device.

For more information about this procedure please contact Customer Services on 0131 316 2507 or make an online enquiry.

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