Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)


What is tubal ligation? Tubal Ligation is a form of birth control in which a woman's fallopian tubes are surgically closed. Normally, the fallopian tubes carry the eggs to the uterus. Closing the tubes with surgery prevents pregnancy. It is important to realize that sterilization is usually permanent and can not be reversed. However, if [...]

Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)2018-04-08T04:34:18+00:00

Colposcopy of the Vagina and Cervix


What is a colposcopy? A large microscope called a colposcope to look at the vagina and cervix and possibly take a sample of tissue. When is it used? This test may be done after you have had an abnormal Pap smear. Colposcopy is a test used for diagnosing precancerous or cancerous changes in the cervix [...]

Colposcopy of the Vagina and Cervix2018-04-08T04:33:18+00:00

Uterine Fibroids: Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy


Myomectomy is the surgical removal of uterine fibroids without removing the uterus. What are Uterine Fibroids? Fibroids are common solid pelvic tumors. They arise from the muscle tissue of the uterus; they may be single or multiple. About 25% of all women over the age of 35 have fibroids; among African-American women fibroids are even [...]

Uterine Fibroids: Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy2018-04-08T04:31:36+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Urethral Slings


Urethral slings are used to treat stress incontinence (SI). SI is usually caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck, or by problems with the sphincter (muscular outlet of the bladder). This involves placing a “sling” around the urethra to lift it into place and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid in [...]

Treating Incontinence – Urethral Slings2018-04-08T04:29:00+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Surgery


There are many types of different surgical procedures that may be used to treat incontinence. The type of surgery recommended will depend on the type and cause of your incontinence. Slings: Urethral slings are used to treat stress incontinence (SI). SI is usually caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck, or by problems [...]

Treating Incontinence – Surgery2018-04-08T04:26:24+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Medication


Below are some types of medications that may help treat incontinence.Antispasmodics: These medications may increase the amount of urine the bladder can hold. They also help the bladder muscle work more efficiently. Examples of this type of medication are Detrol, Enablex, Sanctura, Vesicare, Ditropan, etc...Side effects of these medications include dry mouth, constipation, and blurred [...]

Treating Incontinence – Medication2018-04-08T04:23:14+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Kegel Exercises


Kegel exercises are easy to learn and simple to do. If you do them right, no one can tell your doing them, so they can be done anywhere. Isolating The Pelvic Floor Muscles While urinating, try to stop the flow of urine. Start and stop as often as you can. Tighten your muscles as if [...]

Treating Incontinence – Kegel Exercises2018-04-08T04:14:14+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Behavioral Modification


Lifestyle Changes Quit Smoking - Smoking can lead to: Chronic Cough Damage to Bladder Damage to Urethra Lose weight - Excess weight puts extra pressure on the pelvic floor muscles. Avoid caffiene and alchohol as this may make you urinate more. Timed Voiding Your physician may instruct you to urinate every 2-4 hours, while awake. [...]

Treating Incontinence – Behavioral Modification2018-04-08T04:13:06+00:00



What is a cystometrogram?   A cystometrogram or CMG is a test used to evaluate your bladder’s ability to store and release urine. How to prepare?   Please arrive for your procedure on time. Do not empty your bladder for 1 hour prior to your appointment time. You may eat and drink as usual and [...]




What is incontinence?   Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. It can be stress, urge or mixed incontinence. When any part of the urinary system malfunctions, incontinence can result. Who is affected by incontinence?   Urinary incontinence is reported to affect 13-25 million people in the United States. Many patients do [...]

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