What is Axonics® Therapy?

Axonics Therapy is an effective solution for treating symptoms of bowel (fecal) incontinence, overactive bladder including urinary urgency incontinence, and urinary retention3.

Bowel Incontinence

Overactive Bladder

Urinary Retention

What Is Bowel Incontinence?

Bowel incontinence, or accidental bowel leakage, is a condition where people get sudden urges to pass stool and experience leakage of stool before they make it to the restroom.

Bowel Incontinence Symptoms

You may be suffering from bowel incontinence if:

Fecal Urgency

You experience sudden urges to pass stool

Urgency Fecal Incontinence

You experience an inability to stop the urge to pass stool

Passive Bowel Incontinence

You experience leakage of stool with activity or without awareness

Did you know that patients can suffer from dual incontinence?
Dual incontinence is when a patient is experiencing both bladder and bowel control symptoms.

Your journey to find the treatment solution that works for you

1 Consult with your Doctor

  • Discuss your symptoms
  • Start a baseline bowel diary
  • Undergo recommended diagnostic tests
  • Discuss treatment options

2 Initial Treatment

  • Diet changes
  • Sphincter and pelvic floor exercises
  • Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications
  • Pessary
No symptom improvements?
Don't give up!

Follow up with your doctor to discuss advanced therapy options

3 Advanced Therapies

  • Minimally Invasive
    - Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Invasive
    - Surgical Sphincter Repair

Bowel Incontinence Patient Care Pathway

Your doctor and his or her clinical team will follow a patient care pathway, which is a roadmap of the different treatment options available to you. The pathway starts with conservative treatments and then moves on to the advanced therapies.

How does Axonics Therapy work?

Axonics Therapy provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel, which can restore normal control and result in symptom improvement.

The Evaluation Step: To see if Axonics Therapy is right for you, you will undergo a short period of therapy using a temporary system. The evaluation period allows you to experience the level of symptom relief the therapy may provide before you commit to long-term therapy.

Long-term Therapy: If you and your doctor determine that Axonics Therapy is right for you, you will have an outpatient procedure where the miniaturized Axonics implant is placed just beneath the skin in the upper part of your buttock.

Clinically Proven. Patient Approved.

Backed by clinical studies, Axonics Therapy is clinically proven to regain bladder and bowel control and deliver clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life.

At 2-Years,

of patients had ≥50% reduction in FI symptoms 4


of patients were satisfied with the therapy for FI symptoms 3

Less than 2%

of patients reported discomfort at the implant site 3

Real stories. Real results.

Doris K. Photo

Doris K.
71 years old

I adjusted my whole life by limiting myself from drinking and eating. Now I don't have to.

Doris had suffered with overactive bladder and bowel symptoms since 1987. "The thing that stands out in my mind the most is that this has gone on for so many years and I had to adjust my whole life." Finally, with Sacral Neuromodulation therapy from Axonics, Doris got her symptoms under control and was able to say "goodbye" to wearing pads!

Results and experiences may vary and are unique to each patient

Who is a good candidate for Axonics Therapy?

It is up to you and your healthcare provider to determine if you are a good candidate for Axonics Therapy.

Axonics Therapy is an approved treatment for patients suffering with:

Axonics Therapy is not approved for:

Get the symptom relief you deserve!

Ready to take the first step towards symptom relief? Schedule a consultation with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and to determine if Axonics Therapy is right for you.

Important Safety Information:

Implantation and use of Axonics Therapy incurs risks beyond those normally associated with surgery, some of which may necessitate surgical intervention.

Results and experiences may vary and are unique to each patient. No promise or guarantee is made about specific results or experiences. Talk to your doctor about whether Axonics Therapy is right for you and to discuss the potential risks and benefits. For more information about safety and potential risks, go to: www.axonics.com/isi.

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale and use by, or on the order of, a physician.

1. Whitehead WE, Borrud L, Goode PS, et al. Fecal incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors. Gastroenterology. 2009;137(2): 512-517.
2. Bharucha AE, Zinsmeister AR, Locke GR, et al. Prevalence and burden of fecal incontinence: a population-based study in Gastroenterology. 2005;129(1):42-49.
3. Pezzella A, et al. Neurourol Urodyn. 2021.
4. Jottard, K., et al. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2021.