Craig Edward Amshel, M.D. Offers New, Implantable Sacral Nerve Stimulation System for Bowel Control

February 17, 2013

Craig Edward Amshel, M. D., owner of Absolute Surgical Specialists (http://www.absolutesurg.com) announced he is now offering a new treatment option for patients with the debilitating and stigmatized condition of chronic fecal incontinence who have not found relief from more conservative treatment options called InterStim® Therapy.

Sun City Center, FL (PRWEB) February 17, 2013

According to a National Institutes of Health-funded study, more than 18 million Americans suffer from bowel incontinence problems, and as a result they often struggle with everyday activities, such as traveling or spending time with friends and family. Now, Craig Edward Amshel, M. D. is offering a minimally invasive option proven to improve or restore bowel control.

“Bowel control problems can significantly impair a patient´s quality of life, and many patients are too embarrassed or uncomfortable to talk about the problem with their physician,” said Amshel, who is one of the first to offer the new therapy in the area. “Until now, there have been limited treatment options for people with fecal incontinence who don´t respond to conservative or very invasive surgical therapies. InterStim® Therapy for Bowel Control gives these individuals hope for living a more normal life.”

The implantable device uses mild electrical stimulation of the sacral nerves to influence the behavior of the pelvic floor muscles and bowel. As a result, the therapy significantly reduces fecal incontinent episodes for many patients. InterStim® Therapy is the only bowel control treatment option that allows patients and physicians to determine probable success of the therapy through a test stimulation procedure prior to committing to long-term therapy.

Originally approved by the FDA in 1997 for urinary urge incontinence, InterStim® Therapy now can be used for both urinary control and bowel control in many areas around the world, including the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. To date, more than 85,000 people have received InterStim® Therapy worldwide.

Craig Edward Amshel, M.D. is East Hillsborough’s first fellowship-trained colon & rectal surgeon performing colon, rectal, anal, general and advanced Laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy in Brandon, FL. Dr. Amshel is owner of Absolute Surgical Specialists located at 139 South Pebble Beach Blvd, Suite 200 in Sun City Center, FL and 514 Eichenfeld, Brandon, FL.

This therapy is not for everyone. Patients should consult their physician to decide whether InterStim® Therapy is right for them. A prescription is required. For further information, please visit http://www.absolutesurg.com or call 813-633-0081.

About Craig Edward Amshel, M.D.

Craig Edward Amshel, M.D. was born and raised in Los Angeles and obtained his B.S. in psychobiology at UCLA and his M.D. at the University of Kansas. Following a General Surgery internship in Roanoke, VA, Dr. Amshel completed his General Surgery residency at Maricopa

Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Fulfilling his ROTC commitment, Dr. Amshel jumped out of airplanes and spent two years as a General Surgeon at Ft. Leonardwood, MO and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then accomplished his Colon & Rectal fellowship at the University of Miami.

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