Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition in which the inability to hold urine inside the bladder results in involuntary leakage. There are multiple types of incontinence. Stress incontinence, the most common form, occurs when the internal sphincter muscles do not completely close around the bladder neck. Activities that apply pressure to the full bladder can cause leakage. Urge incontinence occurs when an overactive bladder contracts and cause leakage. Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder becomes so full, typically a result of illness or injury, that it overflows.

Available medical options for urinary incontinence include:

  • Bladder retraining
  • Exercise
  • Medication

When medical intervention does not resolve urinary incontinence, Guthrie urologists offer surgical options for male and female incontinence.

Our surgical options for incontinence include:

  • Sling procedures
  • Retropubic Colposuspension
  • Bladder neck needle susyoecsion
  • Anterior vaginal repair
  • Artificial urinary sphincter

Physicians and Healthcare Providers

Robert Douenias, MD

Location(s):

Bath
Corning Centerway

Crystal Sadik, MD

Location(s):

Sayre

Michael Scalzone, MD

Location(s):

Corning Steuben