While an estimated 17 million people in the United States are diagnosed with incontinence each year, the number of people suffering from the condition without a diagnosis is much higher. Loss of bladder control—also known as urinary incontinence—is often a treatable condition that affects both males and females, young and old. However, many people choose not to seek treatment because they believe their symptoms are a sign of aging or that there are no treatment options available. Experts at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Continence Center recognize the frustration that many patients experience as a result of incontinence. Under the direction of Arthur Mourtzinos, MD, MBA, our experts work together to develop highly individualized treatment plans for each patient with bladder dysfunction and incontinence, including patients with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. Whether incontinence is caused by an overactive bladder, poorly functioning urethra, or vaginal prolapse, we offer a full spectrum of management options including medications, pelvic floor biofeedback, urethral bulking agents, botulinum toxin injections (botox), vaginal slings, as well as surgical treatments for pelvic organ prolapse. The Continence Center also has expertise in the treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence offering multi-modality treatment. We are committed to incorporating the latest developments in medical research to improve the overall quality of life for our patients. Our goal is to providethe most effective course of treatment for each patient that comes to the Continence Center.