Dr. Eilber discusses urinary incontinence treatments.
The treatment for incontinence is dependent on the type of incontinence a woman has. The typical stress incontinence, or incontinence that occurs with an increase in abdominal pressure, that patient has leakage with coughing, sneezing and exercising, and then it is typically done or fixed with some type of surgical procedure.
The newer procedures are very minimally invasive, all done through the vaginal canal as an outpatient; recovery is very quick. Women who have incontinence associated with overactive bladder, that is traditionally treated with medication, also have the opportunity now to have Botox injected into the bladder which treats it. There also are nerve stimulators that can treat the condition, as well.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D., is one of the few board certified female urologists in the Los Angeles area that is fellowship trained in the treatment of incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and female pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Eilber received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed a urology residency and fellowship also at UCLA.
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.