Women and Stress Urinary Incontinence
A New Treatment and a Game-Changer now available
By Annette Pinder
Women are frequently reluctant to discuss their experiences in dealing with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but want desperately to do something about it. SUI affects up to 40 percent of all women in the US, often due to childbirth, surgery, or age. All women with SUI know well the embarrassment of leaking urine when they sneeze, cough, or laugh.
Until recently, the best treatment options for SUI were either surgery or a device. However, board certified urogynecologist, Dr. Armen Kirakosyan, of General Physician, PC, is able to offer a new and innovative, non-mesh, non-surgical, long-lasting FDA approved treatment for SUI called Bulkamid®. The treatment is simple and takes only 10-15 minutes to perform. Water-based hydrogel is injected into the soft tissue of the urethra using a syringe. The hydrogel is natural and safe, and works by thickening the urethral tissue close to the opening of the bladder, creating a seal that helps prevent urine loss when the bladder encounters sudden pressure.
The Bulkamid minimally invasive procedure is performed in the doctor’s office. There is no downtime following the procedure, and patients can typically 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 demonstrate a greater than 80 percent success rate lasting more than five to seven years.
To learn more about this new innovative highly successful treatment for SUI and determine if you are a good candidate for receiving it, contact General Physician, PC Women’s Health at 716-656-4077 or visit www.gppconline.com/specialties/medical-specialties/urogynecology. Learn more about Dr. Armen Kirakosyan at www.gppconline.com/armen-kirakosyan-md. Learn about Bulkamid at www.bulkamid.com.