If you suffer from urinary and bowel incontinence, kidney stones or bladder disorders, don’t suffer in silence. Get help from a urologist in the Sutter Health network.
Depending on your urological disorder, symptoms and health history, your treatment plan may include a mix of medications, surgical procedures, physical therapy and pelvic rehabilitation.
Bladder Disorder Treatment
Bladder disorders, such as overactive bladder, are typically treated through behavior modification, lifestyle changes, bladder retraining, medication and nerve stimulation.
In men, bladder disorders may also be caused by an enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We offer a range of treatments for BPH including minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and green light laser TURP.
Interstitial Cystitis Treatment
Women are 10 times more likely than men to have interstitial cystitis, and it usually appears between age 30 and 40. Interstitial cystitis can be treated in a variety of ways including lifestyle changes, such as stress management.
You may be asked to keep a food journal to identify foods and drinks that trigger flare ups, as well as be prescribed medications – antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs, ibuprofen or acetaminophen—to help relieve your symptoms.
Surgeries, such as resection or bladder augmentation, may also be used to treat interstitial cystitis. Other therapies include:
- Bladder retraining
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Sacral nerve stimulation
- Pelvic floor muscle training exercises
- Physical therapy
More Treatment Options
We offer many minimally invasive surgeries that combine state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques to treat complex urological disorders, such as pelvic organ prolapse, prostate cancer and a weak urinary sphincter (urethral bulking), as well as several minimally invasive urogynecological procedures.