Incontinence Center

Incontinence is a life-changing condition that affects millions of women who often suffer in silence. While physical pain may not be a common symptom, the emotional pain and embarrassment of urinary leakage can be devastating.

Summit Urology is the leader in diagnosing and treating bladder conditions. We have a comprehensive approach to incontinence, which can have multiple causes and many treatment options for correction.

First, we evaluate you to ensure there are no underlying diseases causing your incontinence. Certain types of bladder cancer can mimic symptoms of incontinence. We run special urine tests and can inspect the inside lining of the bladder if necessary to ensure that no cancer exists before proceeding with definitive treatment of the incontinence.

Types of Incontinence

It is necessary to determine what type of incontinence you have. The treatment for each type varies widely—from simple bladder retraining to medication only, to a surgical procedure. A simplified description of each type follows:

Is your incontinence serious enough to need treatment?

Are you living with incontinence by living less? For example, do you avoid laughing out loud? Are you afraid to pick up your grandchildren? Do you plan your shopping trips around whether or not public restrooms are nearby? Have you stopped a favorite activity because of “accidents”?

Millions of women give up vital parts of their lives because of the shame, anxiety or embarrassment caused by incontinence. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Incontinence CAN be successfully treated

Summit Urology uses the most advanced diagnostic tools to identify your condition. Urodynamics involves the evaluation of the bladder and sphincter (control valve). We need to measure:

With the results of these tests, we can recommend the best procedure to correct your problem.

Urgency Incontinence

Stress Incontinence—Mild to Moderate

Severe Stress Incontinence or Sphincter Muscle Weakness