InterStim Therapy is a proven therapy used to treat urge incontinence, urinary frequency and overactive bladder in children. InterStim Therapy targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. If the nerves are not communicating properly, the bladder will not function correctly.
The InterStim system uses an external device during a trial assessment period and an internal device for long-term therapy. You and your Pediatric Urologist may decide to try InterStim Therapy by going through a trial assessment period. Based on the trial assessment, you and your Pediatric Urologist will determine the next step that is right for your child.
To learn more about this effective therapy, please call Pediatric Surgical Associates to schedule an appointment. We may be reached at 612-813-8000!
A circumcision is a procedure to surgically remove the foreskin from the penis. This is most often done shortly after birth. On infants less than 27 days, circumcision can be done in the office. Several efforts are used to minimize discomfort and calm your baby during the procedure. These may include LMX (a topical anesthetic cream), a marcaine / lidocaine injection, and a pacifier dipped in sweetened water.
The advantages of office-based circumcisions include greater convenience for the family, lower cost when compared to hospital-based circumcisions and access to surgeons who are specifically trained in this area.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about this important service, please call Pediatric Surgical Associates at 612-813-8000.
The physicians, nurse practitioners and nursing staff of Pediatric Surgical Associates are committed to providing our patients and their families with the most relevant patient educational material currently available.
It is our belief that information is the key to understanding the clinical conditions that impact your child. With this information, parents are better equipped to partner with us in treating their child’s condition.
As a start, we have provided educational information on the clinical issues listed below.
Please contact us at (612) 813-8000 if you would like educational material on any other conditions. We would be happy to provide this to you!
Pregnancy is one of the most meaningful events in a family’s life. For women carrying twins, however, potentially life-threatening complications can cast a dark cloud over an otherwise joyful time. One third of all identical twins are at risk for developing twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a condition where the fetuses develop unbalanced circulation through shared placenta vasculature. Non identicle (fraternal) twins are not at risk for TTTS. Without treatment, survival is limited and mortality for both twins is as high as 90% in advanced TTTS.
Operative fetoscopy is the latest technological advance in maternal fetal surgery. During operative fetoscopy for TTTS, a laser fiber is used to coagulate the blood vessels which are inappropriately connecting the twins. The Midwest Fetal Care Center, the only center of its kind in the upper Midwest, has providers skilled in the field of operative fetoscopy for the treatment of TTTS.
Dr. Brad Feltis of Pediatric Surgical Associates, Ltd. is the Surgical Director of the Midwest Fetal Care Center and one of few pediatric surgeons skilled in the management of fetal anomalies and in utero procedures such as Fetoscopic laser ablation therapy.
To find out more information on the Midwest Fetal Care Center or for a referral to the center, please call Pediatric Surgical Associates at (612) 813-8000.
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