Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia

Female Incontinence

We are experts at treating all forms of urinary incontinence in women, including urge, stress, and overflow incontinence as well as incontinence associated with medical conditions. We strive to educate you in a caring and nurturing environment. Our goal is the same as yours: to give you your freedom and confidence back!

Diagnosis
When you come to see us for incontinence, well begin with a thorough history and physical examination. We may ask you to keep a diary or undergo office, laboratory, or urodynamic testing to help us better understand the exact causes of your problem.

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A large number of effective treatments are available for urinary incontinence. We will take the time to help you understand all your options and choose the ones that are best for you.

Treatments for urinary incontinence include behavior and lifestyle changes as well as pelvic muscle exercises. There are medications to treat incontinence, as well as surgical procedures that are highly effective for women who are the right candidates for surgery.

One treatment that works well for many of our patients is the Tension-free Vaginal Tape Obturator procedure (TVT-O), from Ethicon. This is a lightweight mesh which stops leakage by supporting your urethra. It is inserted using a simple, minimally invasive, outpatient technique.