More than 15 million Americans suffer from incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine or feces server enough to have adverse social or hygienic consequences. At Permian Women's Center we can help find the best solution to solving your urogynecological problems. We have multiple techniques and procedures to help you achieve a normal lifestyle free from incontinence.

In some cases incontinence can be cured through behavioral muscle therapy or medications. For more severe cases certain procedures are available:

 

Gynecare TVT

Gynecare TVT uses a small ribbon-like strip of mesh under the urethra to provide support whenever the area is under stress. This allows the urethra to remain closed, when appropriate, preventing involuntary urine loss. The ribbon-like mesh is is made from a permanent material that will be well tolerated by your body. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and will only leave two tiny incisions.

Benefits:

  • Quick Recovery, patients can return to their normal routine within 1-2 days.
  • Gynecare is the only treatment of it's type with demonstrated long-term clinical results.
  • 98% of women treated with Gynecare are still dry or have significantly less leakage 7 years after treatment.
  • Few patients experience complications.

 

Pelvic Floor Stimulation

Pelvic floor stimulation is a pelvic floor electrostimulation device for the treatment of urge, stress, and mixed incontinence. The treatment consists of intermittent stimulation of the pelvic floor nerve and muscle tissues using a tampon shaped exerciser inserted into the vagina or a smaller exerciser inserted into the rectum. In order to receive maximum benefit, you must be comfortable with the treatment and be willing to comply with the therapy plan prescribed for you. 

Benefits:

  • Treatment is non-invasive.
  • No significant side effects.
  • Easy to use.
  • Affordable.
  • Covered by most insurances.

 

InterStim Therapy

InterStim Therapy is an option for people who have not had success with, or could not tolerate, other treatments. It is a neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. During the assessment period a thin flexible wire is inserted near the tailbone, held in place by tape. The wire connects to a small external device the patient must wear on their waistband. The external device sends mild electrical pulses through the wire to nerves near the tailbone. If the assessment is successful a internal device will placed for long-term therapy.