Dr. Eilber introduces herself and describes urinary incontinence and its risk factors.
My name is Karyn Eilber. I am a urologist that specializes in female urology. My practice is focused mainly on women and their pelvic floor disorders including incontinence, vaginal prolapse. I am affiliated with Saint John’s Hospital and do most of the surgeries there and some of them can also be done in the office itself. We focus mostly on the West Side, so including Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. I do have patients that travel out of state.
Let’s start with the basics. Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine, and although a lot of women believe that that is a normal part of aging, although it is common, it’s not necessarily normal per se. Risk factors for incontinence include childbirth, any prior surgeries, hysterectomy being one of the more common procedures performed, age, menopausal status, and obesity.
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.