Blessing’s urology specialist provide compassionate care and the latest treatments for all conditions related to overactive bladder, including incontinence.

What to Know About Incontinence and Overactive Bladder

  • How many suffer? According to the American Urological Association, about 33 million Americans have overactive bladder (OAB), with 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men dealing with OAB symptoms. That number may be even higher, because many people are too embarrassed to seek treatment.

  • Types of incontinence: Incontinence, or leaking urine when you feel the urge to urinate, is a type of overactive bladder. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) means you leak urine when you laugh or sneeze, or do physical activity like running. Some people may have both OAB and SUI.

  • How OAB affects you: OAB and incontinence can affect every area of your life, including sleep, social activities, work, relationships and your ability to exercise. We offer many treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical, that can make a big difference.

Experience the Blessing Difference: Incontinence and Overactive Bladder

We know that it can be difficult to talk to your doctor about your bladder control issues. We successfully treat these conditions every day, bringing hope and improved quality of life to people. We offer:

  • Specialist care: At Blessing urology, we are led by a fellowship-trained urologist. Fellowship training means years of additional, specialized training in urology. With Blessing, you get expert care, close to home.

  • The latest treatments for women: We treat many women with SUI, offering minimally invasive outpatient procedures, including:

    • Injections: We inject botulinum toxin, or Botox®, into your bladder muscle to help keep it from contracting too often.

    • Midurethral slings: We place a narrow strap of synthetic mesh under your urethra, which helps lift and support your urethra and the neck of the bladder. The additional support helps prevent urine leakage.

    • Sacral neuromodulation: We place a device similar to a pacemaker close to your sacral nerves (the nerves near your tailbone). This bladder pacemaker can help regulate the signals between your spinal cord and your bladder.

  • Treatment for enlarged prostate: An enlarged prostate can cause men to have to urinate very often. For some men, we can prescribe medication. We also offer urologic surgery for men with severe symptoms.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with a Blessing urologist or refer a patient, please call (217) 214-3460.