Adult Continence Center
The Rutgers Health Adult Continence Center diagnoses and treats all types of problems adults may experience when emptying the bladder. The center focuses on:
- Biofeedback and electrical stimulation
- Female stress incontinence
- Incontinence in the elderly
- Post-surgical incontinence problems
- Urodynamic evaluation
Our surgeons have been at the forefront of advances in surgical therapy, especially in minimally invasive techniques. Among the procedures we perform:
- Applications of botulinum toxin (Botox) in the lower urinary tract to manage bladder overactivity, detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (lesions between the brain stem and lower spinal cord often due to spinal injury or multiple sclerosis), and urinary retention
- Implantation of artificial urinary sphincter
- To help control male stress incontinence caused by weak urethral sphincter muscles often due to pelvic trauma or pelvic surgery, such as prostate surgery
- Pelvic organ prolapse surgery, including abdominal sacrocolpopexy, to restore normal function and anatomy of the pelvic floor and organs
- Sacral neuromodulation
- For patients that have lower urinary tract conditions with poor responses to past treatment, this therapy uses an implantable neurostimulator to generate electrical pulses to the sacral nerves for communication with the bladder, sphincter, and pelvic floor. It helps with urinary urge incontinence, non-obstructive urinary retention, and urgency-frequency syndrome.
- Surgery for stress urinary incontinence including
- Injection of bulking agents near the urethral sphincter to help tissue grow together and prevent urine loss due to coughing, laughing, and exercise
- Placement of self-fixating mid-urethral slings
Our center also helps patients who want to participate in clinical trials for the most current treatments.
Physicians who serve the Rutgers Health Adult Continence Center are on the faculty of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research and teach about all aspects of adult continence and urology. Each brings leading-edge knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.
If you or a loved one seeks treatment for bladder conditions, make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Adult Continence Center.