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 retention.2.

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.

After a successful trial, you and your physician will decide next steps. Many people choose to proceed with the long-term solution which includes a small, discrete implant that's placed 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 bowel and bladder control and deliver clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life.

At 2-Years,

of FI patients had ≥50% reduction in FI episodes3


of urinary incontinence patients* were satisfied with Axonics Therapy at two years2

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

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:

Indications: Axonics SNM Therapy for urinary control is indicated for the treatment of urinary retention and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence and significant symptoms of urgency-frequency alone or in combination, in patients who have failed or could not tolerate more conservative treatments. Axonics SNM Therapy for bowel control is indicated for the treatment of chronic fecal incontinence in patients who have failed or are not candidates for more conservative treatments.

Contraindications: Axonics SNM Therapy is contraindicated for patients who have not demonstrated an appropriate response to test stimulation or patients who are unable to operate the Axonics SNM Systems.

Warnings: Implantation and use of the Axonics Systems incur risks beyond those normally associated with surgery, some of which may necessitate surgical intervention. These risks include, but are not limited to adverse change in voiding function (bowel and/or bladder), infection, pain or irritation at the implant site, lead or device migration, electrical shock, change in sensation or magnitude of stimulation which has been described as uncomfortable (jolting or shocking) by some patients, and heating or burns at the device site.

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 to see if 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.

Precautions: The safety and effectiveness of Axonics Therapy has not been established for use in women who are pregnant or in delivery; for pediatric patients (under the age of 18 years for fecal incontinence and under the age of 16 years for overactive bladder and urinary retention); for patients with neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes, or for bilateral stimulation.

Caution: U.S. federal law restricts this device to sale and use by, or on the order of, a physician.

1. Ditah I, Devaki P, Luma HN, et al. Prevalence, trends, and risk factors for fecal incontinence in United States adults, 2005-2010. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;12(4):636-43.e432. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2013.07.020
2. Pezzella A, McCrery R, Lane F, et al. Two‐year outcomes of the ARTISAN‐ SNM study for the treatment of urinary urgency incontinence using the Axonics rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2021;1–8. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24615
3. Jottard K., Van den Broeck S., Komen N., Bruyninx L., De Wachter S. 2021. Treatment of Fecal Incontinence With a Rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation System: Efficacy, Clinical Outcome, and Ease of Use—Six-Month Follow- Up. Neuromodulation 2021; 24: 1284–1288

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