Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Total Urology Care of New York

Urologists, Urogynecologists & Surgery located in New York, NY

Don't depend on pads and protective undergarments. There is lasting treatment to help you with urinary incontinence. Total Urology Care of NY offers relief to both men and women. Whether you wear pads, pullups, stuff toilet paper in your underwear, or just hope that you won't have an accident, we can figure out your problem and come up with solutions. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when you lose urine with activity, such as walking, running, coughing, sneezing, laughing, or simply standing up from a chair. Urgency incontinence occurs when you lose control of your bladder on your way to the bathroom. Lots of people describe putting the key in the door and feeling the urine streaming down their legs. We are here to help you. Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, and our state of the art facility, is fully equipped to diagnose the most effective way help with every form of incontinence. Therapeutic options include biofeedback, medication, nerve stimulators, bladder Botox, and surgery. Most of our treatments are offered in the office and do not require a hospitalization. Patients seeking a top Urologist often travel to New York City to be treated by Dr. Kavaler. No one has to live with the discomfort, inconvenience, or humiliation of urinary incontinence.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is incontinence?

Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine. There are two main types of urinary incontinence. They include stress incontinence and urgency incontinence. Stress incontinence is when a person loses urine with coughing, laughing or sneezing. Urgency incontinence is when urine is lost with the sudden need to urinate. Sometimes the entire bladder can empty before getting to the toilet. Many people suffer from both types. We call that mixed urinary incontinence. Any type of incontinence can disrupt an individual’s everyday routine and cause them to feel less confident when participating in social activities.

What are symptoms?

The symptoms of urinary incontinence are the loss of urine without the intention of urinating. Essentially, wetting your underpants, or worse, wetting your clothes or even the chair that you are sitting on. If you have an accident like this, you are not alone, and we can help you as we have helped thousands of others.

How is this problem treated?

Urgency incontinence, which is where urine is lost when there is an urge to urinate, is treated with behavior modification, medication, Botox injections into the bladder, and implantation of a nerve stimulator. Stress urinary incontinence is treated with pelvic floor muscle exercises, intra-urethral bulking agents, and surgery.
A variety of medications might help you have more normal urination. These include medications that encourage nerve activity, medications for bladder relaxation, and other options. Other treatment choices include using a catheter to the bladder or having one of a few different surgical options. Some lifestyle changes might also help. You can learn exercises that build strength in the muscles of the pelvic floor and pay attention to your urination pattern. As one of Manhattan’s top Urologists, Dr. Kavaler will help decide on the best course of action for your specific situation.

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    Dr. Kavaler provides need-based care for patients without private insurance or the ability to self-pay. If you have a marketplace plan, Medicaid, or neither, Dr. Kavaler provides her specialized care at Lincoln Community Hospital, in the Bronx regardless of your ability to pay.

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