The APC now offers Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation to patients with overactive bladder symptoms.
There are no out of pocket costs to patients for this procedure. Our nurses administer Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation in the outpatient clinic at the Australian Prostate Centre in North Melbourne.
Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation has proven extremely effective in reducing the symptoms of overactive bladder. It has been safely administered to patients since 2003. It is effective in both men and women and involves patients sitting comfortably as a slim acupuncture needle is placed near the ankle. A device that delivers mild electronic impulses is attached to the needle which delivers the impulses to the nerves that control the bladder. Patients usually feel a very mild sensation in the leg during treatment. The treatment requires 12 weekly sessions. To enquire about Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation please ring APC on (03) 8373 7600
You can find out more about PTNS on the PTNS Australia website here