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Revolutionizing Bladder Control with the eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulator


Bladder incontinence, a condition characterized by the involuntary loss of urine, affects millions of people worldwide, impacting their quality of life and self-esteem. While various treatments exist, the eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulator offers a revolutionary approach to managing bladder control issues. If you’re seeking relief from bladder incontinence, the eCoin® device may be the answer. See if you’re a candidate for bladder control with the eCoin® peripheral neurostimulator.

Understanding Bladder Incontinence

Bladder incontinence is a common condition. Over 25 million adult Americans experience temporary or chronic urinary incontinence. While it can occur at any age, it is more common in women over the age of 50. There are three types of urinary incontinence including stress incontinence (leakage during physical activities), urge incontinence (sudden, intense urge to urinate), or mixed incontinence (a combination of both). It can occur due to various factors such as aging, childbirth, neurological disorders, or underlying medical conditions.
People with good bladder control have normal nerve stimulation from the brain to the bladder. The nerves send clear messages to the muscles, telling them when to squeeze and empty. The eCoin® stimulates some of those same nerves to improve bladder control. It helps with overactive bladder and urge incontinence (not stress incontinence) by reducing the signals that tell your bladder to squeeze.

Introducing the eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulator

The eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulator is an innovative device designed to provide targeted stimulation to the tibial nerve, a key nerve involved in bladder function. This small, coin-sized device is implanted just beneath the skin near the ankle, where it delivers electrical impulses to the tibial nerve, modulating its activity and helping to regulate bladder function.

How It Works

The eCoin® device is a tibial neurostimulator that is the shape and size of a nickel (hence the “coin” in the name). It is implanted in the lower leg using local anesthetic. The procedure is usually an office or outpatient procedure and takes about 20 minutes.

The eCoin® Is FDA-Approved

The eCoin® device works on the principle of neuromodulation, or the use of electrical stimulation to modify nerve activity. The device delivers precise electrical pulses to the tibial nerve, influencing the neural pathways involved in bladder control, thus reducing urinary urgency, frequency, and leakage.

The stimulation provided by the eCoin® device is thought to have a calming effect on the bladder muscles, preventing unwanted contractions and improving overall bladder function. This non-invasive approach offers a promising alternative to more invasive treatments for bladder incontinence.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Implantation?

Candidates for eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulation are typically individuals who have been diagnosed with overactive bladder (OAB) or urinary urgency incontinence and have not responded adequately to conservative treatments such as medication or behavioral therapy. They may experience symptoms such as frequent urination, sudden urges to urinate, and leakage episodes that significantly impact their daily life.

Before considering implantation, patients undergo a thorough evaluation by a healthcare professional to determine if they are suitable candidates for the procedure. This may include a review of medical history, physical examination, urodynamic testing, and other diagnostic assessments.

How Effective Is Tibial Neurostimulation?

Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulation in improving bladder control and reducing symptoms of incontinence. Many patients experience significant improvements in urinary urgency, frequency, and leakage following implantation of the device.

Be aware that the benefits of eCoin® therapy may take some time to see. Optimal results typically take a few weeks to months after implantation to fully manifest. Patients are encouraged to work closely with their healthcare provider to monitor their progress and adjust the stimulation settings as needed to maximize symptom relief.

The Benefits of eCoin®

Bladder incontinence can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, but with advancements in medical technology, there are innovative solutions available to help manage this condition. The eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulator offers a promising approach to bladder control issues. One of the key advantages of eCoin® Peripheral Neurostimulation is its minimally invasive nature and low risk of complications compared to more invasive surgical procedures. Here are some other benefits:

  • Easy Procedure: The implantation procedure requires only local numbing and a small, shallow cut near the ankle. It is an in-office procedure, and you go home later that same day with no downtime after.
  • FDA-Approved: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the eCoin® as safe and effective to treat urge incontinence.
  • Flexible: The eCoin® device fits many lifestyles. Few doctor appointments and no need to remember to take medication.
  • Fewer Doctor Visits: eCoin® does not require ongoing weekly visits, like other treatments. It sends imperceptible electrical pulses for many years.
  • Promising & Long-Lasting Results: Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of eCoin® and the device lasts for three to five years (based on battery life and level of stimulation) before you need to replace it.

At KCUC, we pride ourselves on being the first to bring the best urology and oncology care to the Midwest. If you or someone you know is struggling with bladder incontinence and seeking a non-invasive treatment option, eCoin® therapy may be worth exploring. Take the first step towards regaining control of your bladder and enjoying a life free from the constraints of incontinence.

Call one of our board-certified urologists to learn more about this innovative approach and determine if it’s the right choice for you. Contact one of the over 30 KCUC Urology and Oncology locations throughout Kansas and Missouri and schedule an appointment. At KCUC, you see the best in KC.