The loss of bladder control, known as "incontinence," affects more than 12 million Americans. Specialized treatment facilities like Bayhealth can significantly improve or completely cure 80 percent of incontinence causes - many times without surgery.
Many non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available especially if the condition is diagnosed early.
Non-surgical treatment approaches:
- Counseling/dietary modification of diet, toilet habits and outside influences that affect urinary control
- Bladder retraining and behavioral therapy such as biofeedback to help strengthen weak pelvic muscles
- Medication to help alleviate the symptoms of incontinence without surgery
Surgical treatment approaches:
- Collagen or Durasphere injection therapy – a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery
- Surgery – including Transvaginal tape (TVT), Transobturator tape (TOT), Interstim Sacral Nerve Modulation, Pubovaginal Sling, and Artificial Urinary Sphincter
Urology consists of three diagnostic/treatment components to give patients several options:
- The Urodynamics Center – testing such as video urodynamics to identify the most effective treatment
- The Biofeedback Suite – non-surgical methods to “retrain” the bladder and strengthen pelvic muscles using bio-feedback and physical therapy
- Specialized operating room facilities for surgical procedures