A surgically implanted device used to regulate bladder and bowel control often requires additional operations to repair or replace it, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.
Female pelvic floor disorders—including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract infections, fistulas, and others—can significantly impact one’s quality of life and, as the population ages, are becoming more common. In fact, 300,000 prolapse repairs and 100,000 urinary incontinence procedures were performed in the past year alone.
By Molly Schulson ~ Cornell Chronicle
A synthetic mesh commonly used to treat a form of urinary incontinence as well as the weakening of the female pelvis's walls can lead to complications that increase in frequency with the amount of mesh used, new Weill Cornell Medicine research suggests.
Tanaka J. Dune, MD, FACOG, joined Weill Cornell Medicine in the summer of 2016 as a full time faculty member in Urology. Dr. Dune is a urogynecologist at the Center for Female Pelvic Health, located at 525 East 68th Street, on the ninth floor of the F building (F9-West). On Select Wednesdays, Dr. Dune also sees patients at Weill Cornell Medicine's Lower Manhattan office at 156 William Street.
Medical specialties vary considerably in their management of urinary incontinence (UI) in women, despite the availability of UI treatment guidelines, new study findings suggest.
In addition, the study showed that most women do not have their type of UI categorized and urinalysis is underused.
Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine, whether it's a large amount or just a few drops.
Tens of millions of men and women in the United States experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. There are several possible causes of UI, explored below.
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Urology is now in Queens!
We have extended our comprehensive Urologic care through into Queens. The urologists in these practices provide complete care for a wide range of conditions, including male and female urologic conditions, voiding disorders, prostate cancer, bladder issues and community-based health screenings for Urologic services.
Weill Cornell physicians provide care at several locations throughout Queens: