Partners in Pelvic HealthRating 5 "Everyone at Dr. Gandhi's office made me feel comfortable about my bladder problems. I vacation in Italy without worrying about where the closest washroom was and if I was going to have an accident. My health has improved 100%"
Dr. Gandhi understands the embarrassment women may feel when they suffer from this condition and knows that it can disrupt everyday activities. Many women who are in their 60’s and older think that urinary incontinence is just a part of aging, but it is not. Knowing the symptoms and undergoing treatment can restore self-confidence in those who experience it.
Typical symptoms of overactive bladder include:
- Uncontrollable urge to urinate
- Inability to control urination
- Urge incontinence
- Involuntary urine loss
- Frequent urination
- Waking up at least twice a night to urinate, also known as nocturia
After an examination and diagnostic tests, Dr. Gandhi can provide a firm diagnosis of overactive bladder. Once this has been achieved, patients are able to seek treatments. Treatments vary from behavior interventions, medications, injections, sacral nerve stimulation, to surgery. Surgery may include increasing the bladder’s capacity, or, in severe cases, removing the bladder and replacing it with a stoma.
Dr. Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology can assist patients with the improvement of their day-to-day life by addressing embarrassing conditions such as overactive bladder. Thanks to the variety of solutions, patients have a choice in what treatment works best for their condition, and can work with their urogynecologist in determining the most beneficial intervention to improve their quality of life.
Commercial Insurance Coverage for Urgent PCPatients who have been considering treatment for an overactive bladder or urge incontinence with a neuromodulation device such as Urgent PC will now be able to enjoy coverage through their Commercial Insurance. Urgent PC, known as PTNS, is a minimally invasive treatment done in-office as an alternative treatment to behavioral therapy and medications. This is a wonderful announcement as it allows patients with overactive bladders and urge incontinence to receive insurance coverage through Commercial Insurance to fully enjoy the benefits of this treatment without being inhibited by the cost.