Ask Dr. Aram Bonni – Any New Advances Relating To Urinary Incontinence?

Aram Bonni, MD, FACS, FACOG

Question:

Are there any new advancement’s in women’s health care as it relates to urinary incontinence? At what point do you recommend women to treat urinary incontinence? Is it true if I were to wait too long symptoms could create problems in other areas? (KL)

Answer:

This past decade has seen the most advances in the field of female urology and pelvic surgery. There are many new outpatient and office procedures available now. These new techniques and technologies help treat different types of urinary incontinence. The most important part of this process is the proper diagnosis of the type of the urinary incontinence and the associated other pelvic organ problems. Urinary incontinence in combination with pelvic organ prolapse if untreated could cause multiple medical issues. Although most if not all of these issues are not life threatening, but they do affect the quality of life significantly.

Invention of new devices and methods of their placement has made it easy to treat urinary incontinence. For instance there is now a type of procedure for stress urinary incontinence that could be used even as an office procedure. New medications and improved technology in drug delivery systems have also helped treating certain types of urinary incontinence. One drop of accidental loss of urine is one too many for today’s active woman. Every woman deserves to have a proper diagnosis and to know of her choices in treatment of this condition.

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Aram Bonni, MD is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the only surgeon with approved fellowship trainings in both Urogynecology- Pelvic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. His background and training provide a unique expertise under one roof. His scope of practice extends from gynecology, female bladder matters, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders to advanced and minimally invasive surgeries including robotic surgery. He also offers many state-of-the-art cosmetic gynecological surgeries and procedures.

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