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Urinary Incontinence

Conditions and Symptoms Treated

The Continence Center sees patients with conditions or symptoms that include:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Mixed incontinence
    • More than one type of incontinence at different times
  • Overactive bladder
    • Feeling a sudden need to urinate
  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
    • Feeling a sudden need to urinate, whether the bladder is full or not, and not being able to make it to the bathroom before urine leaks

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Leakage of urine following prostate treatment, otherwise known as Stress Urinary Incontinence, can occur after your prostate is removed for cancer or for non-cancerous reasons. We offer a variety of treatment options to restore urinary control, including:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Bothersome urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate, otherwise known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH, are very common, especially with age. We offer a variety of treatment options to improve your urinary symptoms, including:

  • Oral medications
  • UroLift®
  • Transurethral resection of prostate
  • Transurethral enucleation of prostate
  • Open simple prostatectomy
  • Robotic simple prostatectomy

Additional Bladder Problems

Experts in the center also evaluate and treat many other bladder problems, including:

  • Interstitial cystitis 
  • Neurogenic bladder (which occurs when the nerve signals to the bladder are compromised)
  • Painful urination 
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections  

While most bladder symptoms may be treated relatively simply with medication, biofeedback training, or change in lifestyle, surgery is sometimes needed.

In these cases, the center's urologic reconstructive surgeons work carefully with each patient to determine the best procedure.

Care Team