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We Help Women & Men Stop Urinary Leaking

Total Urology Care of New York

Urology & Uro-Gynecology

Don't depend on pads and protective undergarments. There is a 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. 

 

Total Urology Care of New York

2023 Castle Connelly New York Top Doctor

Total Urology Care of New York

Best Female Urologist in Manhattan Rated #1 on YELP

Total Urology Care of New York

Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Total Urology Care of New York

Dr. Kavaler is the author of: “A Seat on the Aisle, Please!: The essential guide to urinary tract problems in women”

 

Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, and our state-of-the-art facility, are fully equipped to diagnose the most effective way to 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 hospitalization. Patients often travel to New York City from around the country to be treated by Dr. Kavaler. No one has to live with the discomfort, inconvenience, or humiliation of urinary incontinence.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

FAQ

Below you will find answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, please contact us at (212) 218-3900

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 while 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 the 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 bladder catheters 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 you decide on the best course of action for your specific situation

NYC’s Top Female Urologist &
Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, MD

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ACCEPTED INSURANCES AND NEED-BASED CARE

  • Accepted Insurances

    Please contact us to see if we accept your insurance provider.

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    And all major commercial insurers providing out of network benefits.

    Need-Based Care

    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.

    Contact Lincoln Community Hospital for the urology clinic's schedule.

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