Over 120,000+ cases of uterine and vaginal vault prolapse are surgically treated each year in the U.S. Prolapse (or falling) of any pelvic floor organ (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum) occurs when the connective tissues or muscles within the body cavity are weak and unable to hold the pelvis in its natural orientation. The weakening […]
Vasectomy is a simple, safe, and effective means of permanent birth control or sterility. Each year about one-half million men in the United States are choosing vasectomy as their method of birth control. It is an important decision because it is potentially irreversible. Two are two important decisions that you need to make before proceeding […]
Indications: InterStim Therapy is indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder, including urinary urgency and frequency, urinary urge-incontinence, non-obstructive urinary retention or incomplete emptying of the bladder, and fecal incontinence. Background: The bladder itself is a muscle, which contracts when nerves that innervate the bladder release acetylcholine into the bladder muscle. In men and women […]
Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation is a systematic approach for improving strength of the pelvic muscles. These muscles may be damaged due to childbirth, prior surgery, aging, and several other factors. The “pelvic floor” muscles are very important structures in the pelvis which are responsible for supporting the female pelvic organs (uterus, rectum, bladder). Pelvic floor […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics. Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes too often or squeezes without warning. Symptoms include leaking […]
Every patient comes into the office with different expectations. It is rare that patients come to see me and are excited to be there. Nobody enjoys going to the doctor—this is the basis for what we call “white coat hypertension”, or an elevated blood pressure when people enter the office. I’ve always prided myself on […]
“It” refers to the changes in gynecologic health and it happens to a majority of women. Now there’s something you can do about it that is clinically proven to bring relief. Patients are calling this new treatment “life-changing.” MonaLisa Touch laser therapy delivers a virtually painless treatment that takes less than 5 minutes. It delivers […]
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