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Overactive bladder treatment in Miami, FL

Urogynecology

At I. Anthony Cardella, MD, LLC in Miami, Florida, our highly trained physician specializes in urogynecology – the diagnosis and treatment of health problems affecting the urinary, bowel, vaginal, and sexual functions of the pelvis and pelvic floor. These problems may occur after childbirth, as a result of aging, or for other reasons.

Urogynecologic disorders involve pain or dysfunction in the cervix, uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum, and include the following conditions:

  • Urinary incontinence. There are two main types of urinary incontinence:
    • Stress incontinence, when urine leakage occurs as a result of movement stressing the body, including coughing, sneezing, or laughing
    • Urge incontinence, when you feel an urgent need to urinate and an involuntary loss of urine. This condition is also known as overactive bladder.
  • Fecal incontinence. A condition in which you’re unable to control your bowel movements
  • Pelvic organ prolapse. A downward descent of the uterus, bladder, vagina, or rectum, which results in the protrusion of the uterus or vagina
  • Other urinary or pelvic floor problems

The urogynecology procedures we perform in our South Miami, Florida office include:

  • Urodynamics. Dr. Cardella will conduct tests to evaluate the functioning of your bladder. Urodynamics are often used when a patient has urinary incontinence symptoms and can help determine whether surgery may be needed.
  • Pelvic floor therapy. We can teach you exercises (often called Kegel exercises) to increase strength in the muscles that support your bladder, rectum, and vagina. This can help treat urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Cystoscopy. Dr. Cardella inserts a small camera through your urethra (the tube that transports urine from your bladder), enabling him to see the bladder and find stones, tumors, or inflammation. Some bladder conditions can also be treated with cystoscopy.
  • BOTOX® bladder injections. This FDA-approved procedure involves an injection of BOTOX® into the bladder muscle, which relaxes the bladder and is used to help treat severe urge incontinence. The bladder injections are performed using cystoscopy.
  • Solesta® for fecal incontinence. Solesta is a gel injected into the tissue beneath the lining of the anus. It treats fecal incontinence by helping build tissue in that area, allowing the patient to better control anal muscles.

To make an appointment for a urogynecology evaluation in our Miami, Florida office, contact I. Anthony Cardella, MD, LLC today by calling (305) 971-0510 or use our online appointment request form.