Incontinence & Prolapse
Incontinence and Prolapse Treatment Options
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence involves leakage with a cough, sneeze and exercise. The cause is a weakened and poorly supported urethra (urine tube). Treatment options include physical therapy with biofeedback, Bulkamid, a vaginal device, or surgical therapy. Our doctors will thoroughly explore which treatment is best for you. If surgery is indicated, rest assured we have performed thousands of surgical procedures to treat this condition.
Overactive bladder is an often embarrassing condition in which a woman finds it difficult to control the urge to urinate and may lead to the involuntary loss of urine. Symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency and leakage.
Treatment options available include bladder training, diet modification, physical therapy, Axonics®
Therapy, Bladder Botox, Neurostimulation (both Urgent PC and Interstim), and medication. In addition to this, WPSC offers three third line treatment options for difficult to treat OAB.
Fecal Incontinence or accidental bowel leakage, is another pelvic floor disorder for which treatment is available, both conservative and surgical. For fecal incontinence due to nerve damage, Interstim and Axonics®
Therapy are available treatments (see below) offered at WPSC.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse is the dropping of the pelvic organs, the bladder, uterus, rectum and/or vagina, caused by the loss of normal support of the vaginal and pelvic organs. Symptoms include the feeling or sensation of a bulge or lump pressing or pushing through the vaginal opening. We offer all treatment options including conservative therapy, pessary, a vaginal device worn to elevate the prolapsed/dropped organs, and surgical intervention. Our doctors are fellowship trained in pelvic floor medicine reconstructive surgery and offer minimally invasive surgeries, including vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic approaches.