Urinary Incontinence Specialist

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates

Urologists located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

Urinary incontinence is a common but complex problem that affects the quality of life of anyone struggling with it. The San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team provides compassionate care to their patients suffering from urinary incontinence. The team includes fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons who specialize in using high-tech procedures to treat urinary incontinence. Call the office in West Hills or Tarzana, California, today, or book an appointment online.

Urinary Incontinence Q&A

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the uncontrollable leaking of urine, whether in tiny dribbles or the entire contents of your bladder.

Urinary incontinence itself isn’t a disease but a symptom. The four kinds of urinary incontinence are:

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urge incontinence (also called overactive bladder)
  • Overflow incontinence
  • Mixed incontinence

How your urinary incontinence is treated will depend on what kind you have. 

If you have urinary incontinence, schedule a consultation at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates. They use advanced urodynamics — diagnostic testing of the urinary system — to diagnose what kind of urinary incontinence you have.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates uses bladder-relaxing (anticholinergic) drugs to help you regain control of your urinary incontinence. With advances in drug choices, the newer medications act more specifically on the bladder and cause fewer side effects.

The practice also offers Botox® injections to treat incontinence.

What are the procedures for urinary incontinence?

When medical treatments fail to improve your urinary incontinence, the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team has a solution for you. They offer many devices and procedures, including:

AdVance™ XP male sling

The AdVance XP male sling by Boston Scientific is a device that treats male stress urinary incontinence. The device supports your urethra to prevent leakage.

Altis® sling

The Altis sling is a device that treats female stress urinary incontinence.

Autologous fascial sling

The autologous fascial sling uses your own tissue to create the sling that supports your urethra to prevent uncontrolled leaking.

AMS 800™

AMS 800 by Boston Scientific is an artificial urinary sphincter device for men with severe stress urinary incontinence. The innovative device allows the team to customize treatment to meet your needs and fit your anatomy.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a treatment that strengthens the pelvic floor muscles to improve bladder control.

InterStim™

InterStim is an implanted device that uses a mild electrical current to stimulate the sacral nerve to improve communication from your bladder to your brain. The team uses InterStim to treat urge incontinence.

Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)

PTNS is a non-surgical weekly treatment for urge incontinence. It involves placing a tiny needle in the tibial nerve at your ankle. This needle stimulates the tibial nerve and blocks abnormal signals from the bladder to the brain.

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates has a fellowship-trained female pelvic medicine reconstructive surgeon for incontinence.

Don’t delay care for your urinary incontinence. Let the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team help you gain control by calling the office today or booking an appointment online.