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Urinary incontinence is a very common condition.
It occurs in as many as one out of four women above forty years old. However, it can be successfully treated and/or cured in most cases. In fact, most patients can be addressed without surgery – that is, with medications, behavioral changes, and exercises. It is a very uncomfortable condition that can be easily addressed and corrected. If surgery is required, most cases are performed with outpatient surgery and a minimally invasive surgery approach.
The Women’s Clinic of South Texas is proud to be the leader in the treatment of urinary incontinence for women. The Incontinence Center of South Texas was founded in 1997 by Dr. Agustin Martinez. The Center’s focus has been to identify and introduce to clinical practice the latest treatments and techniques. The Incontinence Center of South Texas has always introduced to the Valley the most advanced and innovative surgical procedures with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery.
Here are some of the contributions of the Incontinence Center of South Texas that have made us the leader in the field:
- We are the first women’s center to initiate an educational campaign in the region to promote awareness of this common condition.
- We were the first to provide an integrated program combining surgery, biofeedback, and behavioral treatments for women in our community.
- We have been the first to introduce to our community since its foundation in 1997 techniques such as pubovaginal slings, laparoscopic bladder suspensions, In-fast sling, Monarc, fascia lata and mesh grafts, as well as other minimally invasive techniques.
- We have a nurse practitioner and a team dedicated to the education and treatment of the incontinent patient.
- We provide our patients with a private and comfortable facility dedicated solely to the treatment of women.
Take the Incontinence Quiz! Do you know the signs of urinary incontinence?
- Do you lose urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, lift, jump or run?
- Do you have to hurry to the bathroom to empty your bladder when it’s full?
- Do you sometimes have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time?
- Do you find it necessary to use some kind of protection, i.e. pads, panty liners, diapers, etc?
- Do the sight and sound of running water cause you to lose urine?