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Spokane Urology

Urologists located in Spokane, WA & Spokane Valley, WA

Bowel and bladder problems are often caused by dysfunctional sacral nerves. To restore the function of your bladder and bowels, the team at Spokane Urology offers Axonics® neurostimulation therapy at their office in Spokane and Spokane Valley, Washington. This minimally invasive procedure relieves symptoms as they happen so that you can get back to your usual activities with no more disruptions. Find out how Axonics can work for you by calling Spokane Urology today or booking a consultation online.

Axonics Q & A

What is Axonics?

Axonics was developed by Axonics Modulation Technologies in Irvine, California. It’s a system to help improve urinary and bowel control. Treatment involves placing a neurostimulator that targets the nerves that control your bladder and bowel.

The Axonics system is an alternative therapy for people with urinary or fecal incontinence that aren’t having success with conservative treatments like lifestyle changes and medications.

The team at Spokane Urology might also recommend Axonics to address symptoms of conditions like:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Excessive urination
  • Urge incontinence
  • Nonobstructive urinary retention


You can expect a thorough evaluation of your health and bowel and bladder control to determine if Axonics is right for you.

What can I expect during treatment with Axonics?

The goal of treatment with the Axonics system is to restore your bowel and bladder control using gentle nerve stimulation.

To determine if you’d benefit from long-term therapy, the team at Spokane Urology first requires that you go through a trial period using a temporary system.

They connect the neurostimulation device to the sacral nerves in your lower back. The implant device is about 1 inch by 2 inches. Its rechargeable battery can last up to 15 years. You control the simulator with an external remote to ease the symptoms as they happen.

If your trial period is a success, the Spokane Urology team will then place a long-term implant just beneath the skin of your upper buttock. Implantation is minimally invasive and done on an outpatient basis.

Using the Axonics neurostimulator not only eases your symptoms and restores control of your bladder and bowels but also reduces your dependence on medication.

How do I use the Axonics neurostimulator?

The Axonics neurostimulator remote is easy to use and conveniently fits on a keychain so that you can manage your symptoms easily and discreetly. Your remote will indicate when the Axonics neurostimulator needs to be charged.

The system uses a wireless charging system that you place over the implant site to recharge the battery. Typically, you’ll need to charge the neurostimulator once a month for less than an hour to maintain the system.

To find out if treatment with the Axonics neurostimulator is right for you, call Spokane Urology today or book a consultation online.