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:  

Using mesh for slings for leakage 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 […]

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 […]

Treatment of Vaginal Prolapse

  Like most things, prolapse occurs in different levels of severity. In mild forms of prolapse, no treatment is necessary & it is reasonable to see what will happen with time. In most women, their prolapse will slowly worsen with time. Exercise, straining, & sex will not significantly cause the condition to get worse; although […]

Bladder Control Problems

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Bladder control problems can disrupt every aspect of your life. While many women feel that few other women have their problem, it is thought that over 15 million women in the United States experience loss of urine. While urine control problems most often start in a woman’s 40’s or 50’s, they can occur in women […]

Surgery for Bladder Control

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

When treatment with pelvic muscle exercises does not work, it is reasonable to consider surgery to improve your bladder control. Over a hundred procedures for bladder control have been developed over the last century. Unfortunately, many of them have turned out to be ineffective, & some have proven to be dangerous. For over a century […]

Sacral Neuromodulation (Interstim)

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Drs Howden & Theofrastous have recently added a new therapy for women who suffer from an overactive bladder condition. It is called Sacral Neuromodulation or Interstim. It works by changing the way the bladder communicates with the brain through low level electrical signals sent through a small electrode placed in the lower back next to the sacrum. This […]