This is when you need to urinate often and suddenly. It happens when the muscles that control your bladder have spasms. These spasms can force out urine even when your bladder isn't full. When you feel the need to go, you may have only a few seconds to get to the toilet.
This outpatient procedure is a series of long-lasting injections of botulinum toxin (commonly referred to by the brand name BOTOX®) administered into the muscle of the bladder wall to control the spasms that result in overactive bladder. The injections are performed through a cystoscope, a thin viewing telescope equipped with a light and camera that is inserted through the urethra. The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes to perform.
This minimally-invasive procedure, performed with the da Vinci Surgical System, is used to treat bladder cancer by removing all or part of the bladder. In men, treatment may also require removal of the lymph nodes, prostate and seminal vesicles. In women, treatment may also require removal of the surrounding lymph nodes, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
This minimally-invasive procedure is designed to provide support for the urethra to prevent accidental urine leaks. The urethra is the canal that urine flows through when it leaves the bladder. During the procedure, the surgeon implants a strip of surgical tape inside the body to cradle the urethra. The surgery takes about 30 minutes to complete. It may be performed in combination with other procedures.