Incontinence Treatment in Atlanta, GA
TYPE OF PROCEDURE
What Causes Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence, or the unintentional passing of urine, is a common problem for women. Your individual case of urinary incontinence could be related to several physical issues. If you are currently suffering from incontinence, you may have one of the following conditions:
- Stress incontinence is a kind of incontinence that occurs when your bladder is under stress or strain. A good example of this would be coughing or laughing. This causes urine to leak from your bladder.
- Urge incontinence refers to bladder leakage during a sudden urge to pass urine.
- Overflow incontinence (urinary retention) is the inability to fully empty your bladder which leads to leakage.
- Total incontinence is the inability to store any urine. This causes you to pass urine frequently or have frequent leakage.
It is possible to have one or more types of incontinence at the same time.
What Are Some Solutions to Incontinence?
For some, non-surgical treatments can treat or control urinary incontinence. These treatments may include:
- Strengthening pelvic floor muscles – the muscles which support the bladder.
- Lifestyle changes such as quitting alcohol.
If those methods are not controlling incontinence the following can be used:
- Urethral bulking agents – this is a substance that is injected into the walls of the urethra. It can help women suffering from stress incontinence.
- BOTOX can be injected into the bladder. It is a successful way to treat urge incontinence for many women.
What Are Surgical Solutions to Incontinence?
The following is a list of surgical procedures that are an effective solution to incontinence for many women:
- Colposuspension – this is a surgery that involves making a small incision on your stomach, lifting the bladder, and stitching it into place. This can help prevent bladder leakage.
- Sling surgery – this surgery involves making a small incision on your abdomen and vaginal area. A sling is placed which prevents urine leaks. The sling is generally made of body tissue or animal tissue.
- Vaginal mesh surgery – a small piece of mesh is placed behind the urethra and is supported by a sling. this type of procedure can have complications if not executed by a highly trained surgeon with expertise in vaginal mesh surgery such as those available at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics.
Who Is a Candidate for Incontinence Solutions?
You will receive an initial consultation to determine which option will be most effective for you and to evaluate your health and medical history.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer incontinence procedures to women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.
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