Yakov Levy MD PC
Obstetrics, Gynecology, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Queens, Forest Hills, NY.
Around 30% of women struggle with accidental urine loss, or urinary incontinence. This frustrating issue can develop at any age and grows even more common during and after menopause. At his practice in Forest Hills, Queens, and Midtown East, Manhattan, Yakov Levy, MD, offers the world’s most effective medical solutions for urinary incontinence in a welcoming and professional atmosphere. For expert urinary incontinence treatment, call either New York City office or book an appointment online today.
Urinary Incontinence Q & A
What is urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence means involuntary loss of urine. If you sometimes leak a little — or even a lot — before you get to the toilet, Yakov Levy MD PC may diagnose you with urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is far more common in women than in men, and it can start at any point in your life. It’s particularly common after pregnancy and during menopause.
Fortunately, urinary incontinence doesn’t have to be a long-term problem because there are innovative solutions that correct the issue from within.
What are the forms of urinary incontinence?
There are two main types of urinary incontinence, along with a combination form of the condition.
Stress urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence happens when you cough, sneeze, exercise, or do something else that can constrain or press on your bladder.
Urge urinary incontinence
Urge urinary incontinence happens when you have a sudden, powerful need to urinate, but can’t control your bladder muscles to stop it from happening. With overactive bladder, a condition causing frequent bladder spasms and urinary urges, you may also experience urge urinary incontinence.
Mixed urinary incontinence
Mixed urinary incontinence includes both stress and urge urinary incontinence, with symptoms occurring separately or together.
The experienced team at Yakov Levy MD PC combines symptom review, a pelvic exam, and possibly urodynamic testing to determine the type of urinary incontinence and its underlying cause.
How can I overcome urinary incontinence?
Yakov Levy MD PC offers pelvic rehabilitation to help you overcome urinary incontinence. The treatment options include:
Nonsurgical in-office treatments
Different nonsurgical in-office treatments can help with urinary incontinence. One treatment uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to strengthen the pelvic muscles and enhance bladder support. Another treatment uses laser energy to revitalize the tissue in the vaginal walls and strengthen your bladder support system.
For severe urinary incontinence, or if you have appearance and function concerns, the team at Yakov Levy MD PC may recommend a vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. A vaginoplasty surgically tightens your vaginal walls to prevent urine leakage, while a labiaplasty removes extra tissue in the labial area.
Urinary incontinence treatments work best when paired with pelvic rehabilitation exercises at home. This often includes Kegel strengthening exercises, along with a personalized bladder training program.
The caring urinary incontinence specialists at Yakov Levy MD PC understand the embarrassment and frustration you’re feeling and are here to help. Call either office or use online scheduling to book your visit today.