For Women with This Medical Issue, It is a Game-changer—
And There’s Only One Place in WNY to Get It
Women often do not want to talk about it stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but wish they could do something about it. For women living with SUI a sneeze, cough, or laugh can produce an instant fear and anxiety of involuntary urine leakage. Whether from childbirth, surgery, or age, SUI affects up to 40 percent of women in the United States — all who say that SUI has a negative impact on their quality of life.
Until recently, the best treatment options for SUI were surgical or device-based. However, Dr. Armen Kirakosyan, a board-certified urogynecologist at General Physician, PC, is the first in the Buffalo-Niagara region to offer an innovative new treatment for SUI called Bulkamid®. Bulkamid is a non-mesh, nonsurgical, long-lasting treatment that quickly relieves the urinary symptoms of SUI in women.
Bulkamid is an FDA-approved water-based hydrogel that is injected into the soft tissue of the urethra using a syringe. The hydrogel, which is natural and safe, works by thickening the urethral tissue close to the opening of the bladder to create a seal that helps prevent the loss of urine when the bladder is met with sudden pressure.
The Bulkamid minimally invasive procedure is performed in the doctor’s office and takes just 10-15 minutes to perform. There is no downtime following the procedure, and patients can are typically able to resume normal activity the same day. The majority of women treated with Bulkamid report improvement in their symptoms immediately following the treatment, and long term studies have demonstrated a greater than 80 percent success rate lasting more than five to seven years.
To learn more about the state-of-the-art Bulkamid treatment and see if you are a good candidate for receiving it for SUI, contact General Physician, PC Women’s Health at 716-656-4077 or https://www.gppconline.com/specialties/medical-specialties/urogynecology To learn more about Dr. Kirakosyan, visit https://www.gppconline.com/armen-kirakosyan-md