Urinary incontinence is one of the most common conditions in the United States. It affects up to 10-20% of the population. There are several different types of incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs with coughing, sneezing or exercise. It is more common after hysterectomy or pregnancy and delivery. Urge incontinence is common with aging or with a history of spinal injury or other neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or Parkinson’s disease. This may lead to urinary control issues such as frequency and urgency.
Pikes Peak Urology has a dedicated a suite for procedures including cystoscopy and urodynamics to evaluate the various types of incontinence. We have extensive experience with the medical and minimally invasive surgical techniques used in the treatment of this disease. We have experience with both mesh and autologous vaginal slings for those patients preferring a more natural surgical approach. We also use bulking agents for injection therapy when appropriate. We have more than a decade of experience employing cutting-edge nerve stimulation (neuromodulation) techniques and Botox injections when appropriate for control of incontinence.
If you are having trouble with urinary control, please call to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians. We are happy to give you our expert opinion and help you choose the technique best suited to treat your incontinence and maximize your her quality of life and urinary control.
Incontinence Treatment Overview Video
What are the signs of incontinence? How is it treated? What does it cost? Is treatment covered by insurance? How satisfied are patients with treatment results? Colorado Springs urologist, Richard A. Walsh, III, MD, at Pikes Peak Urology, answers these common questions people have about treating incontinence (bladder control problems):
Sacral Neuromodulation delivered by InterStim
For more information on Medtronic’s bladder control therapy as delivered by the InterStim system, please see the video below.
Contact us today to discuss our services regarding treatments for incontinence in Colorado Springs, Colorado.