Royal Oak, Michigan (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
Botulinum toxin, otherwise known as Botox, has been historically used by the plastic surgery community to help alleviate wrinkles on the face. Botox relaxes muscular tissue. When used in the bladder, it can relax the bladder muscle resulting in fewer visits to the bathroom. Women who use the bathroom more than 8 times during the day and may be experiencing frequent bathroom trips at night may benefit from Botox treatment. Women’s Excellence has monitored Botox for bladder control in the medical community since 2011 and feels that it is a safe and effective treatment for overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.
The procedure is simple, quick, and can easily be done in the office setting. It is typically done with the help of a cystoscope under local anesthesia but can also be done in the same day surgery setting under monitored anesthesia depending on patient preference. There are no incisions. The bladder is examined carefully with the cystoscope and Botox is injected into the bladder wall through a special needle passed through the scope directly. According to Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, owner and bladder specialist at Women’s Excellence, “At Women’s Excellence, we have the Botox procedure down to a science and I would highly recommend having it done in the comfort and convenience of our office setting. Most patients tolerate the procedure very well, maximum benefit is obtained in about 2 weeks, and the treatment lasts 4 to 9 months”.
Patients usually notice a reduction in their urinary frequency and urgency about 5 days after the procedure. If leakage occurred before Botox, there should be no leakage afterwards. There are a few reported side effects such as blood in the urine after the procedure but then clearing within a few days. Bladder infection may occur as a result of the minimally invasive procedure, so antibiotics are typically given as a precaution after the procedure. About 1 in 10 to 1 in 20 patients describe difficulty emptying the bladder after the procedure and may need to pass a urinary catheter intermittently to achieve complete emptying of the bladder for a few weeks post op.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures, treatment of female urinary incontinence and other female urological conditions, as well as minimally invasive vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) conditions. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today or visit http://www.womensexcellence.com.