If you lose urine when your active and have not finished having children, then the Renessa® treatment can decrease the frequency of accidents. Gentle heating of the urethra causes the tissues to tighten. Best of all this is performed in our office, avoids surgery, and allows you return to normal activities that day.
Women’s Health Specialists now offers a new, non-surgical treatment for women who experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI)—the involuntary leakage of urine that occurs during routine activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, sex, or exercise. SUI is often a result of childbirth and occurs when pelvic muscles no longer provide adequate support to prevent the opening of your bladder during these activities. Many women mistakenly accept SUI as a natural consequence of aging or childbirth. Fortunately there are an increasing number of solutions to this embarrassing affliction.
During the Renessa® treatment your physician will first administer local anesthesia, before they insert a thin probe into your urethra. The probe heats multiple, microscopic sites in the urethral wall, tightening it, after which the probe is immediately removed. The Renessa® treatment is performed in the comfort of our office. It requires only about 30 minutes, after which you can safely resume virtually all activities the same or next day. Your recovery is rapid and comfortable, with minimal limitations.
Most women experience improvement in their incontinence within 60-90 days. In a U.S. Clinical Trial, 76% of women continue to experience a reduction in daily accidents 12 months following the Renessa® treatment, 68% of women used fewer pads each day, 58% of women used zero pads, and 35% of women were continent (cured). In addition, the Renessa® treatment demonstrated an excellent safety profile.
While we perform minimally invasive urethral slings as a permanent surgical correction of SUI, they are reserved for women who have completed their families. The Renessa® treatment is ideal for women who are interested in having more children and suffer bladder control problems that have not responded to Kegel exercises. It is also for women not interested in undergoing surgery to treat their SUI. So now there’s more treatment options to help you regain bladder control, and an active lifestyle.