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Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. This can happen when laughing, coughing or during other activities included in your daily routine. Though this condition may not represent a serious medical problem, the symptoms can be embarrassing. Studies do tell us that millions of women suffer from the various forms of urinary incontinence needlessly because they are afraid to discuss it with their physician.  If you feel you have urinary incontinence, the first step in treatment is determining exactly what type of incontinence you have, as there are many contributing factors and types of treatment for this condition.

Various types of urinary incontinence include urge incontinence, mixed incontinence and stress incontinence. Urge incontinence is usually treated with medication and responds almost immediately. Mixed incontinence may also be treated with medication. Stress urinary incontinence is most often treated with some form of surgery. There are many new surgical procedures now available to treat stress incontinence, some of which are performed on an outpatient basis.

Our most common procedure is a Transobturator (TOT) which makes use of The Monarc Subfascial Hammock, a minimally invasive treatment option for female patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence.

If you feel you need to discuss urinary incontinence further with us, please call our office during business hours for an appointment. Most insurance companies and Medicare cover the costs associated with evaluating and treating urinary incontinence. We offer complete, in-office assessment with our state-of-the-art laboratory and have extensive experience in incontinence procedures which allow us to offer many on an outpatient basis.