It’s Time For a Change
You don’t have to jump, sneeze, or laugh with discretion.
You don’t have to feel trapped in a world defined by the nearest restroom.
You don’t have to live with the symptoms of Urinary Incontinence.
Urinary Incontinence: To Surgery or Not To Surgery?
Depending on the severity, Urinary Incontinence can be treated several ways and you may have both surgical and non-surgical options. Before you go below the belt, talk with your doctor to determine which treatment is right for you.
Stress Incontinence Treatment Options
- Pelvic Floor exercises (Kegels)
- Physical therapy and biofeedback
- Vaginal pessaries
- Injectable bulking agents-gel-like materials that are used to bulk or fill out the tissues surrounding the urethra to provide additional support during physical activity
Minimally Invasive Surgical Options
- Tension free mid-urethral slings - a small strip or sling of synthetic flexible material that becomes integrated in tissue and forms a “hammock of support” under the urethra
- Bladder neck suspensions-surgery that helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position
- Marshall Marchetti Krantz procedure (MMK) - surgery where the tissue around the urethra is lifted and stitched to the bone in the front part of the pelvis and to tissue behind the abdominal wall
- Burch colposuspension - surgery that lifts the bladder neck to the strong ligaments on the pelvic bones using sutures
Urge Incontinence Treatment Options
- Lifestyle changes like pelvic floor exercise and diet change
- Physical therapy
- Oral medications
Minimally Invasive Options
- BotoxTM injections
- Tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)
- Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS)
Mixed Incontinence Treatment Options
May involve treatment options for both stress and urge incontinence
Do unexpected leaks interfere with day-to-day activities?
Watch a simple explanation of SUI and potential treatment options.