InterStimTM Micro System For bladder and bowel control

The InterStim™ Micro system features the smallest(1,2) rechargeable implantable neurostimulator for sacral neuromodulation.

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InterStim Micro system including the InterStim Micro device, BE lead, smart programmer, and recharger device.


More intuitive. More powerful.

At 2.8cm3, the InterStim™ Micro SureScan™ MRI neurostimulator is the smallest(1,2) sacral neuromodulation device on the market. It is designed to deliver the same effective results as the trusted InterStim™ II system for people with bladder and bowel control problems.

Product details

Overdrive™ Technology

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The Science behind Overdrive™

Watch lithium-ion battery pioneer Prof Jeff Dahn compare traditional lithium-ion batteries to Medtronic Overdrive™ battery technology.

Not all batteries are created equal. The InterStim™ Micro battery is smaller1,2, better, faster||, and stronger than all other manufacturers’ batteries.

  • At 2.8 cm3, the InterStim™ Micro neurostimulator is the smallest sacral neuromodulation device on the market.(1,2)
  • No battery fade at 15 years*||
  • Recharge in 20 minutes, once a week†||
  • Recharge from zero to 100% in less than an hour‡||
  • Patients can restart their therapy after an extended break||*

MRI eligibility

The InterStim™ Micro system, including the InterStim™ SureScan MRI lead, has CE-mark approved labelling for full-body§ 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI scans. Refer to the MRI Guidelines for a complete list of conditions and instructions for use (available in the Medtronic Manuals Library).

Proprietary SureScan™ MRI technology expands eligibility and allows patients with either InterStim™ system to get full-body§ MRI scans.

SureScan™ MRI technology is a known and trusted brand by MRI technicians. This allows for a convenient, streamlined, and simple MRI workflow.

Manuals and technical guides

Access prescriber, implant, MRI, and other manuals in the Medtronic Manual Library. Search by product name (InterStim™) or model number (97810). 

Model specifications




Battery Type



7.3 g


17 mm


47 mm

System Components

Full Implant Components

  • InterStim™ smart programmer and communicator
  • Recharger kit
  • InterStim™ SureScan MRI lead


Advanced Evaluation Components

  • Verify™ external neurostimulator
  • Enhanced Verify™ programmer
  • Percutaneous extension cable for InterStim™ SureScan MRI lead


Additional resources


Get the details on specific MRI compatibilty for neuromodulation therapies.



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Under standard patient therapy settings.

Under standard patient therapy settings and appropriate recharger placement.

Based on appropriate recharger placement.


Under certain conditions; see approved labelling for details. Patients with InterStimTM SureScanTM MRI Leads only.


NANS 2018 abstract & poster – “Overdrive™: A Breakthrough Battery Technology for a New Generation of Rechargeable SCS Neurostimulators”, Gaurav Jain et. al., Medtronic. (Presented as a poster at NANS).

Preclinical data on file at Medtronic

See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. If using an MRI SureScan® device, see the MRI SureScan® technical manual before performing an MRI. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative and/or consult the Medtronic website at website 

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