It’s been a busy summer for Dr. Margarita Murphy. She recently returned from Rio de Janeiro, where she was an invited international expert to give multiple talks at the Pan-American Congress of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Brazilian Society of Coloproctologists congress. And in August, she traveled to Italy as an expert to meet with international colleagues regarding colon health, bowel incontinence and minimally invasive surgery for hemorrhoids. Did you know Dr. Margarita Murphy’s practice is one of only 22 centers of excellence for minimally invasive surgery for hemorrhoids? She never stops learning.
And she’s thrilled to be one of the first colorectal surgeons in the state to offer Sacral Neuromodulation for Bowel Control, Delivered by Medtronic InterStim® Therapy*, which is the world’s first system to use mild electrical pulses to stimulate the nerves that help to control the bowel. Medtronic Bowel Control Therapy, delivered through the InterStim® System, is an FDA-approved therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control bowel function. This is welcomed news for nearly 18 million Americans that have bowel incontinence. Sound like someone you know may benefit from this or need more info? Read on…
People of any age can have a bowel control problem, though it’s more common in older adults and is slightly more common among women. Sorry ladies! Dr. Murphy has already seen many women in the Lowcountry that didn’t even want to tell their general practitioner because they were embarrassed. But once they did tell someone, their lives began to change. And now, these ladies want to tell their stories so you know you’re not alone. For example, before their InterStim therapy with Dr. Murphy, they lived daily with stories like this… One of our female patients wasn’t able to attend her grandson’s baseball games because she was afraid she’d have an incident without a bathroom around. Another patient carried at least four changes of clothes in her car just to cover up her bowel leakages. One patient missed her daughter’s graduation because she could no longer control when the leakages would occur. These are real stories. But now, all of them are living a new life thanks to this procedure.
There’s no reason to hide or isolate yourself from everyday life, with the InterStim Therapy, our patients are seeing real results from this procedure. If you’re ready to take your life back, then call our office today to see if you’re a candidate for Sacral Neuromodulation for Bowel Control, Delivered by Medtronic InterStim® Therapy*, at 843-853-7730 and visit our Facebook page to hear what our patients are saying about InterStim and bowel incontinence.
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