Your InterStim Therapy Providers

Taking an integrated approach to caring for and managing bowel incontinence is a group effort that includes several members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team including:

  • A gastroenterologist is a physician who specialized in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the bowels. A gastroenterologist will be your first point of contact when you seek treatment for bowel incontinence and is able to provide you with conservative therapies to help treat your condition.

  • A urologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions of the urinary tract. At Chesapeake Urology, several urologists are experienced in InterStim therapy for the surgical treatment of bowel incontinence. When first line therapies for bowel incontinence are not effective, a gastroenterologist will refer you to one of our experienced urologists for evaluation for neuromodulation therapy.

  • A patient navigator, nurse practitioner and pelvic health physical therapists are a part of the urologic team of experts who provide support and care before, during and after implantation with the InterStim neuromodulation device to manage bowel incontinence.

 

Your Chesapeake Urology Healthcare Team

 

Andrew M. Shapiro, M.D.,Andrew Shapiro F.A.C.S.
Director, Continence Program

Dr. Shapiro is the Director of the Center for Continence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction at Chesapeake Urology and Chief of Urology at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. He specializes in sacral neuromodulation/InterStim therapy for urinary and bowel incontinence as well as the diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence in men and women, pelvic prolapse, voiding dysfunction and neurourology.

  


Office locations for InterStim therapy:

The Continence Center
21 Crossroads Drive, Suite 200
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: 410-581-8140

Westminster
410 Malcolm Drive, Suite A
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-876-1633 

 


Langer

Kenneth F. Langer, M.D., F.A.C.S

Dr. Langer treats all aspects of adult urology and is experienced with sacral neuromodulation and the surgical implantation of the InterStim therapy system for managing bowel incontinence in men and women. In addition, Dr. Langer specializes in female voiding dysfunction and incontinence and is experienced in prosthetic surgery, minimally invasive therapy for benign and cancerous prostate disorders in men, and also specializes in female voiding dysfunction and incontinence. 


Office location for InterStim therapy:

St. Agnes Hospital Campus
Angelos Medical Pavilion
3407 Wilkens Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: 410-644-0929

 


 

Incontinence Patient Navigator

Sue SpurlockSue Spurlock, RN, CURN, is Chesapeake Urology’s incontinence patient navigator. Sue is a patient’s advocate and support resource when it comes to InterStim therapy for managing bowel incontinence.  Sue works directly with the urologists to coordinate patient care including scheduling appointments for testing and evaluation for InterStim, coordinating care before and after the InterStim surgical implantation, as well as setting up other services such as physical therapy consultations.

Office location:

The Continence Center
21 Crossroads Drive, Ste. 200
Owings Mills, MD 21117

 


 

Pelvic Health Physical Therapists

Pelvic floor physical therapists specialize in pelvic floor disorders and work with bowel incontinence patients before and following InterStim implantation to help strengthen pelvic floor and sphincter muscles. Chesapeake Urology works closely with In Balance Physical Therapy and Pelvic Health Center, and refers patients to many other physical therapy practices throughout the area.

In Balance Physical Therapy and Pelvic Health Center

Jodi Berger, MPT
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Kerry Kress, PT
Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Office locations:

Owings Mills

The Continence Center
21 Crossroads Drive, Suite 210
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Ph: 443-948-6609

Catonsville

3455 Wilkens Avenue, Suite 200 
Baltimore, MD 21229
Ph: 443-948-6609

 

Chesapeake Urology also refers patients to physical therapists throughout the greater Baltimore region. Ask your urologist's office for a complete list of physical therapy practices throughout the Greater Baltimore region.