Newly FDA approved device to treat urinary, bowel dysfunction now available in Quincy


Dr. Matthew Knudson | Photo courtesy of Quincy Medical Group

QUINCY — Quincy Medical Group urologist Matthew Knudson recently announced the addition of Axonics therapy — a long-lasting and clinically proven solution that provides symptom relief for patients suffering with overactive bladder, bowel incontinence and urinary retention.

Knudson will be the host a virtual community health talk titled “Regain Bladder and Bowel Control” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, to share more about the therapy at a free event. To register for the virtual talk, visit

The Axonics therapy works by providing gentle electrical stimulation (sacral neuromodulation) to the nerves that control the bladder and bowel, restoring normal communication and resulting in an improvement in symptoms.

The Axonics system offers a long-lived miniaturized neurostimulator approximately the size of a quarter. The rechargeable device is implanted into the pelvic area during a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. It is qualified to last 15 or more years in the body, eliminating the need for repeat surgeries.

Patients are provided with a discreet easy-to-use remote control that can be used to manage their therapy. The only other product available requires replacement surgery every four years due to battery depletion and removal of the implanted device if an MRI was required.

Benefits of Axonics Therapy

  • Clinically proven to help people regain urinary and bowel control
  • 93 percent of patients experience clinically significant symptom improvements at two years post-implant.
  • Designed to provide patients with long-lasting relief
  • Allows patients to undergo full-body MRI safely without having to explant the device
  • High patient satisfaction at two years
  • 94 percent of patients were satisfied with their therapy

In a press release, Knudson said, “Bladder control issues can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life as well as have significant cost. Medications do not help everyone or may have side effects. Axonics therapy is a highly effective option for many patients with by far the best customer service I have seen from any device company.”

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