STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE
As the first in Poland and one of the few in the world, Dr. Maciej Rogala has to offer treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Recently it became much easier and safer than ever before!
What is stress urinary incontinence?
The most common symptom is the inability to hold urine during normal activities, like sneeze or cough. Often the problem arises in the morning while getting up from bed patient is involuntarily urinating, making it impossible to get to the toilet on time.
The problem affects many women after giving birth or during naturally occurring menopause.
Where this problem comes from?
This is usually a matter of weakening of the pelvic floor muscles (pubococcygeus muscle or PC muscle) and overstretched vagina that results in a change in angle of the urethra.
What is the method of laser treatment of urinary incontinence?
This is photothermal, non-ablative vaginal tightening. This procedure is performed with the latest Er – YAG Fotona laser, which causing the vaginal walls, internal pelvic fascia and the area of urethra to strengthen. The laser beam stimulates mucosal collagen fibers leading to their proliferation and enhancement. This makes the tissue tighten, leading to a reduction of the angle of the urethra restoring its function.
How many treatments are needed?
In order to mitigate or remove stress urinary incontinence, usually it is needed to perform single procedure. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated.
Is this method safe?
in comparison to the existing methods this procedure has many advantages. The method is less invasive and painless, it requires no anesthesia or hospitalization (i.e. Outpatient treatment).
Before surgery, patient should do some tests and take care of any ailments in order to undergo procedure.
The patient can return to daily activities after the procedure. There can be a serous transudate, so it is recommended to use pads until transudate will stop. It is not recommended to have sexual intercourse for a month since the procedure. Do not keep intercourse for one month after surgery.
When can the first effects be expected?
The effect gradually becomes greater. The first effects can be observed after about a month. However, the final effects might be reached even after six months.
How long does the effect last?
If the problem affects young mother, she will be able to enjoy the effects even years after the surgery or until the next birth, when there is a risk of tissues being overstretched. However, the strengthening of the vaginal tissue during treatment and regular exercise of PC muscles may result in less destructive birth.
Women who have reached menopause would have to use adequate replacement therapy- an appropriate hormone levels will sustain the effect of the treatment.
Dr. Maciej Rogala is the only doctor in Poland, who has undergone appropriate training and can perform stress urinary incontinence surgery.