Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. Although many women associate this condition with the normal aging process, and the lasting effects of childbirth, they may not realize that most incontinence cases can be treated.
Hamilton Health Care has a team of bladder control specialists who can address incontinence issues through medication and surgical procedures.
On August 28, 2006, Dr. Joseph Veys of Dalton-based North Georgia Urology Center, PC, introduced interstim therapy at Hamilton Medical Center.
According to Dr. Veys, "This procedure is for patients who have an overactive bladder or urinary urge incontinence and have not benefited from medications."
The therapy uses a small implanted medical device to send mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerve located just above the tailbone. This nerve controls bladder and surrounding muscles that manage urinary function. The electrical stimulation may eliminate or reduce certain bladder control symptoms.
Although this advanced therapy is new to Hamilton and the surrounding region, Dr. Veys brings significant past experience with this procedure. North Georgia Urology Center, in addition to Hamilton's surgical services team, are proud to add to an already impressive array of innovative surgical solutions at Hamilton.