Sacral nerve stimulation, or neuromodulation, (SNS) uses electrical currents to reset the faulty nerves that cause faecal incontinence.
Sacral Nerve Stimulation is a treatment used for patients suffering from faecal incontinence.
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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 initial 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.
Even after you’ve left hospital, we’re still looking after you every step of the way.
Patients undergoing SNS will be seen as an outpatient, where a consultant colorectal surgeon 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.
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The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.