Treatment Options for Incontinence and Other Pelvic Floor Disorders
Many women find ways to cope with incontinence and prolapse on their own. However, when those strategies fail or result in a significant reduction in quality of life, the UC San Diego Women's Pelvic Medicine Center is here to provide a full range of options and, just as important, help alleviate feelings of isolation and frustration.
UC San Diego offers patients comprehensive medical, educational and surgical services in a comfortable, community setting.
- Medication therapy (while medication alone rarely cures incontinence, some anticholinergic medications or antidepressants can provide relief in combination with exercise and/or behavioral therapy)
- Botox bladder injections
- Outpatient surgeries, including:
- Complete pelvic reconstruction
Da Vinci Robotic Pelvic Floor Surgery
The latest technology allows a surgeon to use advanced imaging and computer-enhanced robotics to perform a wide range of minimally invasive surgeries with extraordinary precision.
How da Vinci® Works
The da Vinci® Surgical System is a powerful robotic platform that allows your surgeon to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through several small surgical incisions.
The surgeon controls the instruments in real time using the system's master controls. The da Vinci® System allows surgeons to simulate an open surgical environment, providing a high-resolution, 3-D stereo view from several feet away.
Da Vinci® Advantages
- Less post-operative pain and scarring
- Lower risk of infection
- Faster and more complete recovery
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less blood loss
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
Learn more about robotic surgery at UC San Diego Health System.
There's No Need to Live With Incontinence
With appropriate evaluation and treatment, no woman has to suffer from pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence. Expert help is available.
Contact the Women's Pelvic Medicine Team