Urodynamics is a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. Urodynamic tests help your medical provider to see how well your bladder and sphincter muscles work and can help explain symptoms such as:
Urodynamic testing is the gold-standard diagnostic tool for incontinence and urinary dysfunction in men and women. Testing is done in our office – a familiar, safe environment. Specially trained staff members from INSIGHT Urodynamics visit our office, and over the course of a half-hour visit, assist in evaluating our patient's urinary concerns. After testing, results are given to your provider who will discuss findings and options for treatment.
This simple, painless study is a series of tests that allows your physician to evaluate any problems your bladder may have storing or emptying urine. This test is designed to evaluate the ability of your bladder, urethra, and sphincter to store and empty urine appropriately. Your bladder is an organ surrounded by muscle. Its job is to store urine received by your kidneys, then to contract and empty completely. The test simply measures, via a small catheter, the pressures, volume, and force of urine into and out from the bladder. The test takes about 20 minutes and is not painful. The urodynamic test will give the information necessary to determine what the best treatment options are.
Our office is pleased to work with InControl Medical to offer information on two non-surgical, drug-free treatments for female urinary incontinence. InTone and Apex are innovative treatments that use patented muscle stimulation algorithms, biofeedback and active resistance to help increase muscle strength in the pelvic floor. The devices send a calming signal to the detrusor muscle, thus retraining muscle to create more functional voiding and decreasing spasm.