New OAB Treatment on the Horizon: Neuspera System

Neuspera SystemMinnesota Urology is committed to advancing treatment for urologic conditions. As such, our doctors are frequently the first to implement new solutions and participate in clinical trials. Dr. Jodi Michaels was the first in the country to implant the Neuspera System, a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB), for its Phase II clinical trials. After a successful first trial, the second phase is the next step in the approval process. Once approved, the device will be available to patients suffering from OAB.

Understanding Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Overactive Bladder (OAB) affects around 1 in 6 adults and is most common in women. It causes a sudden urge to urinate, frequent urination, and, in many cases, urinary leakage (incontinence). Normally, nerves connecting the brain and the bladder are only active when it’s time to urinate. But with OAB, the nerves begin to tell the bladder to contract randomly, often at inconvenient times. The urge to urinate can be so intense that you can’t make it to the bathroom in time. This is known as urinary urge incontinence (UUI).

The Nuespera System for OAB and UUI

The Neuspera Implantable Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) System is the smallest device of its kind. There are several unique features of the Neuspera System, including:

1. Minimally Invasive Treatment: The Neuspera System is a minimally invasive option and may be suitable for patients who have not had success with medications or lifestyle interventions.

2. Ultra-Miniaturized Design: The pulse generator of the Neuspera System is small – about 100 times smaller than other commercially available SNM pulse generators – making it discreet and convenient.

3. User-Friendly Interface: The system includes an external wearable that activates the device, which offers personal control.

Locations and Physicians Currently Providing the Neuspera System

The Neuspera System is currently undergoing clinical trials. Stay tuned for more information about when the device will be available to all patients!

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