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Anorectal Physiology Testing and Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Saturday, June 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm or 3:30 – 5:30 pm
​CME Credit Hours Per Workshop: 2
Registration Required

Hands-on Workshop (includes didactic symposium):
Member Fee:
Non-Member Fee: $625
Limit: 20 participants
Networking Lunch included

Disturbances in bowel evacuation and continence are common in North America. Functional disorders account for approximately a quarter of a typical colorectal practice’s referrals. Anal manometry offers physicians valuable information regarding several aspects of anorectal function. For this reason, it is one of the most commonly utilized diagnostic tests in the evaluation of pelvic floor function.

Sacral neuromodulation (SNS) is a therapy in which stimulation to the sacral nerves modulates the reflexes that influence the colon, anal sphincter and pelvic floor. A distinct advantage of sacral neuromodulation is that it is tested for potential success prior to moving on to long-term therapy. The evaluation gives patients and physicians an opportunity to find out in 7 to 14 days whether adequate symptom reduction is achieved. Peripheral nerve evaluation, or PNE, is a test that can be done in the office or in an outpatient surgicenter to evaluate whether a patient is a candidate for neuromodulation therapy.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Perform anal manometry
  2. Interpret manometric tracings
  3. Perform PNE

Hands-on Workshop Faculty:
Jasneet Bhullar, MD, MS, Williamsport, PA; Holly Bonnette, NP, Boston, MA; Alex Ky, MD, New York, NY; Ian Paquette, MD, Cincinnati, OH; Kathy Rodvold, RN, Minneapolis, MN; Lieba Savitt, NP, Boston, MA; Jenny Speranza, MD, Rochester, NY; Amy Thorsen, MD, Minneapolis, MN; Massarat Zutshi, MD, Cleveland, OH

Hands-on Live Participants:

  • Manometry Technique
  • Interpretation of Manometry
  • Adding PNE/SNS to Your Practice
  • PNE Technique