Dr. Elterman on the clinical use of sacral neuromodulation in male patients

“The takeaway is that sacral neuromodulation works well for men with overactive bladder and fecal incontinence, but perhaps less well for pelvic pain. We should see it as one of many multimodal treatments that we could offer for men with chronic pelvic pain,” says Dr. Elterman.

In this interview, Dean Elterman, MD, MSc, FRCSC, discusses his recent studies “Sacral neuromodulation outcomes in male patients with pelvic pain and fecal incontinence” and “Sacral neuromodulation outcomes in male patients with overactive bladder (neurogenic and non-neurogenic),” which were presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association. Elterman is a urologist at University Urology Associates in Toronto, Ontario.