Waterford, MI (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
Childbearing and the aging process can cause pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women and subsequent urinary incontinence (UI). Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a common problem that most women would rather not discuss, even with their trusted health care provider. What most women don’t realize is that UI can be easily corrected via a variety of minimally invasive procedures to correct POP. The specialists at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control are well trained and practiced in these procedures that end UI and lead to an overall improvement in a woman’s quality of life.
A common form of POP in women is a cystocele. A cystocele is a prolapsed bladder; the intrusion of the bladder into the vagina. Cystoceles can cause a variety of urinary complaints: frequency (voiding 8 or more times a day), urgency (that “gotta go right now” feeling), stress urinary incontinence (urinary leakage with cough, sneeze, or activity), or urge incontinence (sudden urgency with loss of urinary control). According to Debbie Henry, MSN, NP-C, at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, cystoceles can be corrected with minimally invasive surgical procedures such “paravaginal repair” and “transobturator sling” procedures. “The paravaginal repair is basically a removal of redundant tissue in the vagina and the placement of mesh to strengthen the anterior vaginal wall, thus keeping the bladder from prolapsing into the vagina. The transobturator sling procedure places a tension-free, but supportive piece of mesh under the urethra, which helps with uncontrolled urinary leaking. Both procedures are minimally invasive, patients go home the same day with almost no down time in regard to recovery.”
Uterine prolapse is another form of POP that can result in UI issues. Uterine prolapse is a condition in which the uterus descends into the vaginal canal, due to weakened ligaments which typically suspend the uterus in its proper place. Uterine prolapse results in additional pressure on the bladder causing frequency, urgency, and urinary incontinence. In regard to the treatment of uterine prolapse, Dr. Jonathan Zaidan MD, founder and physician specialist at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, stated, “For women who are done child-bearing, we now offer minimally invasive laparoscopic removal of the uterus, hysterectomy. For those wishing to retain their uterus, we can perform a uterine suspension procedure which preserves the utenus or provide a pessary." A pessary is a device that helps keeps the uterus from descending into the vagina, for those patients who aren’t interested in a surgical solution.
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 in Bladder Control are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today or visit http://www.centerofbladdercontrol.com.