Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, or sneeze? You are not alone…. Over 10 million women experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Stress Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine when pressure is placed upon the bladder. The supporting tissues around the urethra no longer provide adequate support to prevent leaking of urine.
This condition, which traditionally is treated with surgery, results in many women declining to treat their SUI. There is another option. A NON-SURGICAL treatment is now available for women who experience SUI. The treatment uses a small device placed through the urethra under local anesthesia to heat the tissue at the base of the bladder. This controlled heating causes reformation of supporting tissues and results in returned continence in many women. After treatment, which usually takes about 30 minutes, the device is removed and you may return home.
The treatment is performed in the office and no catheters, or bandages are necessary. You can return to virtually all activities the same day. Recovery is rapid and comfortable, with minimal limitations. Most women experience an improvement in their incontinence within 60 to 90 days.
A U.S. Clinical Trial showed 76% of women continued to experience a reduction in daily incontinence episodes 12 months following the procedure, 68% of women used fewer pads each day, and 58% of women used zero pads. In addition, the study demonstrated an excellent patient safety profile.
Dr. Mathews has served Collin County and the surrounding areas since 1992 providing state of the art care for women. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as President of the Medical Staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. He is the founder of Plano OB Gyn Associates and The Center for Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Medicine, and Continence. Call Dr. Mathews at 972-781-1444 for an appointment or visit the web site www.drjkm.com for more information
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