Kathy Santoriello
Gynecology
Incontinence

Leaking?  We have the answer!

Did you know women experience incontinence twice as often as men?  There is no single bladder control treatment that works for everyone.  The good news is incontinence is treatable and often curable at all ages. Here at Santoriello Gynecology we have many therapies to help with any bladder control problem.

The muscles of the pelvic floor are like a hammock, acting to support
the organs of the abdomen and pelvis (including the bladder).  Pelvic floor muscles become weakened or damaged with pregnancy, during childbirth, surgery, excess straining, obesity, or simply due to genetic inheritance or even aging.  The result can be pelvic pain, bulging, back pain, incomplete emptying, posturing, or even incontinence.  To combat such issues, we teach Kegel exercises.  Unfortunately for some, practicing Kegels at home has just not achieved adequate results perhaps due to improper squeezing of the abdominal muscles, the buttocks, or even the thighs.  Adding a Biofeedback Program or Pelvic Floor Therapy makes use of an internal sensor (placed in the vagina) to assess and strengthen the pelvic floor.

Constantly worrying about finding a bathroom?  We have a solution to your overactive bladder and urgency issues.  Our InterStim Program is FDA- approved and clinically proven to significantly improve bladder control in people who have not had success with other treatments such as oral medications and behavioral therapies like Kegel exercises, physical therapy, and dietary and fluid changes.  In addition, we provide a  Neuromodulation Program using a small amount of electricity to stimulate nerves that control your bladder.  This can be done in our office with Urgent PC.

Involuntary loss causing dampness from dribbling to complete wetness, does not have to be a continued way of life.  Feelings of embarrassment, and changes to one's social and recreational activities can be diminished.  Whether the choice is surgical or non-invasive therapy - there is an answer.

Keep a bladder diary to help your provider assess your individual needs and the appropriate therapy options.

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Kathy Santoriello MD PA
900 East Ocean Blvd.  Suite # 330 D
Stuart, FL 34994-2471
(772) 419-0505

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