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Patrick J. Culligan

Patrick Culligan, MD, FACOG, FACS, graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989 and from the Mercer University School of Medicine in 1993. After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Greenville Hospital System / University of South Carolina, he went on to a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Evanston Continence Center, Northwestern University Medical School, where he trained extensively in the surgical and non-surgical management of all pelvic floor disorder such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence.

Richard Lee

Dr. Richard Lee, MD MBA, completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University and his MD/MBA in Healthcare Management at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School. He completed his surgical internship and urology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He completed his fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Neurourology at both Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, after which he was appointed to the full-time faculty at Cornell in July 2011.

Alexis E. Te

Dr. Alexis E. Te is a Professor of Urology at the Weill Medical College at Cornell University, the Director of Urology Program at the Iris Cantor Men's Health Center, the Director of the Brady Prostate Center and Urodynamic Laboratory, as well as Co-Director of Urodynamics and an Attending Urologist in the Department of Urology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Overactive Bladder - Treatment Options

Both non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available for overactive bladder.

Non-surgical treatments:

Kegel exercises:

Kegel exercises are used to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. These exercises can help control stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and fecal incontinence. In addition, they may be used to help slow the progression of vaginal prolapse. Kegel exercises must be done correctly and regularly in order to work.

Overactive Bladder - Symptoms & Evaluation

The most common symptom of overactive bladder is urinary urgency, which is a sudden and intense desire to urinate. Urinary urgency may occur with or without leakage of urine (wet vs. dry overactive bladder). Urinary urgency may occur in specific situations such as hearing running water, touching running water, or getting close to a bathroom. With wet overactive bladder, a person may be unable to stop leakage before reaching the toilet, and urine loss typically occurs in large amounts.

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