Our Patients’ Comments About Our Practice

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Patient Satisfaction We have embraced modern trends in health care which look at patient satisfaction as an important outcome in addition to providing high-quality treatments in improving your health. Through our association with Mission Health, we constantly solicit feedback from our patients on what we are doing right, & what we can do better. This is […]

Dr LeBlanc at the High Risk Breast Clinic

Dr LeBlanc is seeing women who are at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer to educate them about their risk of breast cancer based on their personal and family medical history. This is a service provided through the Mission Breast Program. The clinic, created through close collaboration with radiology, genetic counselors, and medical oncology will be […]

AUA Supports the use of mesh slings

In yet another endorsement of the safety of mesh materials in midurethral sling procedures for the treatment of urinary incontinence, the American Urological Association has released a Postition Statement: http://www.auanet.org/about/vaginal-mesh-for-sui.cfm  

Using mesh for slings still considered safe & effective.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in News, Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) & Society for Urodynamics & Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) released a joint statement today reaffirming the safety & effectiveness of midurethral slings using permanent mesh. The statement is a good overview of the large amount of clinical data establishing the safety of mesh slings which remain the […]

Managing Your Overactive Bladder

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Please click here to open a printable pdf file: Patient Education Brochure_Overactive Bladder 2014

Botox for Bladder Spasms

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Botox for Bladder Spasms In women who suffer from bladder spasms the bladder muscle is overactive & has difficulty staying relaxed as the bladder fills. This can cause frequent urination, urgency, leakage prior to making it the bathroom, incomplete emptying, & having to get up at night to void. We initially try conservative therapy with […]

Robotics in Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic surgery is a variation of conventional laparoscopic surgery in which the surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments. It is an incredibly impressive & elegant tool. The FDA approved the “DaVinci” robot made by Intuitive Surgical for use in gynecologic surgery in 2005 . Conventional, or “straight stick,” non-robotic […]

Vaginal Rejuvenation

In an culture which promotes clinging to youthful appearance it is not surprising that focus has now shifted to our genitals. If you Google “vaginal rejuvation” you will retrieve dozens of pages of surgeons who are self-proclaimed “masters” of vaginal & labial plastic surgery. You will also see heart warming & wrenching testimonials of proponents […]

Bladder Infections

Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections reported in the United States, with 84% occurring in women. More than half of women have had at least one UTI by the age of 32, with a lifetime occurrence of up to 70%. Twenty to 30% of these women will […]