Treatment for Urinary Incontinence
The medical specialty of urogynecology offers treatment for conditions including urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is actually a common problem suffered by many women. A recent study found that as many as 25% to 45% of women experience urinary incontinence to varying degrees. Because many women find the condition embarrassing, some elect to keep this problem private and do not seek treatment, despite the fact that urinary incontinence is highly treatable.
Urinary incontinence can range in nature from a “stress urinary incontinence” where leakage happen when coughing or sneezing, to an uncontrollable urge to urinate that results in your inability to make it to the toilet on time. The latter is called “overactive bladder” or “urge incontinence”. Some women suffers from a combination of both incontinence, which is called “mixed incontinence”. Fortunately, for women whose lifestyles are affected by urinary incontinence, there are a range of treatment options available. When you seek treatment for urinary incontinence in Hackensack, NJ, Dr. Shakiba at Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, L.L.C. will review the range of options available to you and determine the best possible course of treatment.
Treatment for Bladder Prolapse
We offers pelvic reconstructive surgery and pelvic organ prolapsed surgery in Hackensack, NJ to treat conditions ranging from urinary incontinence to bladder prolapsed. Dr Shakiba is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).
The bladder is the organ in the body that stores urine. In some cases, childbirth, stress, or even just lifting a heavy object can cause the bladder to descend into the vagina resulting in urinary difficulties, bulge sensation, pressure, discomfort, or urinary incontinence. The medical term for these symptoms is bladder prolapse or cystocele. Other symptoms of a bladder prolapsed include:
- Pain or discomfort
- Difficulty urinating
- Presence of bulging tissue in the vagina
- A feeling that the bladder isn’t empty after urinating
- Urinary incontinence
- Recurrent bladder infections
- Painful intercourse
- Lower back pain
If your bladder is not being properly supported or has descended, your urogynecologist might diagnose you with a bladder prolapsed. Dr. Shakiba at Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, L.L.C. can determine the severity of the issue and perform surgery in Hackensack, NJ if necessary. Bladder prolapse often occurs during menopause, due to the weakening of the vaginal muscles, though it can also occur in younger women as well. If you are suffering from a bladder prolapse, Dr. Shakiba can help.
Treatment for Urinary Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
If you are experiencing urinary incontinence, you do not need to suffer in silence. We offers a variety of treatment options for women who are experiencing these symptoms. We can offer behavioral treatment, exercise options, drugs, organ prolapsed surgery, and reconstructive surgery. This procedure will repair the walls of the vagina to restore your bladder to its original position. Many women experience full recovery from the surgery after six weeks. Some women may be advised to avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting following the procedure in order to provide ample healing time. Pelvic reconstructive surgery can alleviate the symptoms of urinary or fecal incontinence, and other pain or pressure symptoms. These surgeries can lead to better self-image, reduce the symptoms of these sometimes debilitating conditions, and allow individuals to return to their normal life activities.
We Can Help
Suffering from urinary incontinence can limit life activities, cause discomfort, and can lead to embarrassment or shame. Women who elect to undergo reconstruction surgery in Hackensack, NJ make a decision that can help them return to normal life activities. If you’re suffering from urinary incontinence or symptoms of bladder prolapse (cystocele), you need an experienced urogynecologist. Dr. Shakiba studied the performance of minimally-invasive reconstructive surgery during his training at Yale New Haven Hospital, and prestigious Cleveland clinic foundation and invented the E POP Q, a non-invasive test for pelvic organ prolapse. He is the Division director of Urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive procedure for department of OBGYN at Hackensack university medical center. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, you need a medical professional at the cutting-edge or pelvic reconstruction. This is still considered the most medically accepted method for treating a variety of gynecological conditions. In traditional surgery, large incisions are made. This type of procedure carries significant risk of blood loss, nerve damage, and risk to surrounding organs. Fortunately, with modern technology, more minimally invasive options are available to women. Dr. Shakiba uses the da Vinci ® surgical method, a minimally invasive surgical method that can result in faster recovery times and fewer complications. Contact us to learn more about how you can get back on the road to feeling better and resuming normal life activities today.