Renessa® Procedure for Stress Incontinence Featured on the News
17 Markets Run Stories about Innovative Non-Surgical Procedure for Women
NEWARK, CALIFORNIA, June 22, 2012 – Novasys Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative therapies in women’s health, is pleased to announce that its Renessa® procedure was recently featured in newscasts in seventeen markets across the U.S. including cities in Florida, New York, Texas, Virginia, Oregon, Nevada and others.
Unlike conventional sling surgery, the groundbreaking Renessa procedure allows physicians to address the most common type of incontinence, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a condition that affects nearly 15 million women in the US, in a single in-office 20 minute procedure without incisions or implantation of foreign materials. Particularly now, with the FDA investigating the safety of mesh implants used in pelvic surgery due to reports of serious complications, patients need a safe, non-surgical option.
The Renessa treatment is a quick, safe, office-based procedure that has been proven to significantly reduce incontinence episodes and improve patient quality of life. Renessa uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the tissue of the urethra near the bladder and activate a natural collagen regeneration process that firms the tissue and reduces or eliminates urine leakage during routine activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising. With Renessa there is no need for incisions, the implantation of any foreign materials or the risks and recovery associated with them. In a story broadcast in Nashville, Tennessee, Natasha Stump, a satisfied Renessa patient, commented, “In a short amount of time, I had my life back. It was life changing.” Natasha’s story can be viewed here: www.renessa.com/patient-videos.
“Renessa is a first-line procedure for SUI after a patient has tried pelvic floor exercises,” explained Nashville gynecologist Royce T. Adkins, MD of Tennessee Women’s Care. “It’s an effective, do-no-harm type of procedure. No serious adverse events have been reported in clinical studies and three out of four patients report significant improvement in their condition. There is almost no recovery, and my patients are generally back to normal activities the same or the next day. It makes sense to offer this to patients before resorting to invasive surgery.”
“We are excited that Renessa is being recognized with this level of media exposure,” stated Scott Cramer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novasys Medical. “We believe we are at a turning point in the treatment of SUI. Patients are learning that their condition does not need to be tolerated and can be safely treated without surgery. With thousands of procedures performed to date and new long term clinical data strongly supporting its safety and efficacy, Renessa is poised to become the new standard first-line treatment for SUI.”
Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
SUI is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with coughing, sneezing, laughing and recreational activities. Caused by a variety of factors, most commonly childbirth, SUI affects an estimated 15 million women in the U.S. negatively impacting their social, professional and personal lives. Due to embarrassment, lack of information or concerns about safety and recovery associated with surgery, experts estimate that up to 90% of women with SUI do not pursue treatment of any kind.
The FDA-cleared Renessa System is an innovative, non-surgical approach to treating SUI in women. The Renessa procedure can be performed in the convenience of a physician’s office using local anesthesia. There are no incisions and no implants or foreign materials left in the body after the treatment is complete. Recovery is rapid and comfortable, with most patients able to return to normal daily activities the same or the next day.
Women suffering from stress urinary incontinence can learn more about the Renessa treatment by visiting www.Renessa.com. Physicians interested in more details about the procedure can visit www.RenessaMD.com.
About Novasys Medical
Novasys Medical, Inc. is a privately held, venture-backed company which develops innovative therapies in women’s health. The company’s first product, the Renessa System, is a proprietary, non-surgical approach to the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women.
For more information, please visit www.novasysmedical.com or call (510) 226-4060.
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