Sacral neuromodulation is a relatively new and very effective treatment for overactive bladder. Recent studies show a marked improvement in 75% of patients. The treatment involves the placement of a small “pacemaker/battery” near the sacral nerve that sends signals to the brain to modify the overactivity of the bladder. The advantage is that the battery lasts 3-5 years before needing replacement. This treatment is reserved for patients that have failed medication (anti-cholinergic treatment). Dr. Kruger recently returned from Erlangen, Germany where he completed a course in sacral neuromodulation. Please contact our clinic if you feel this option might be right for you.