An estimated 17 million people in the United States are diagnosed with incontinence every year, but the number of people suffering from the condition without a diagnosis is believed to be 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.
At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, we recognize the frustration that many patients experience as a result of incontinence. Our experts collaborate 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.Whatever the cause of your incontinence, we offer a full spectrum of management options including medications, pelvic floor biofeedback, urethral bulking agents, Botox injections, vaginal slings and surgical treatments. The Continence Center also has expertise in the treatment of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence in men.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 provide the most effective course of treatment for each patient, with respect and compassion.