Overactive bladder symptoms may include urinary frequency, urgency, urge incontinence, and nocturia (waking up at night to urinate). Treatments include fluid restriction and behavioral modification, oral medications, and procedures performed in the office or in the operating room. At West Coast Urology, we offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures to help improve bladder control in men and women.
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is an office procedure to improve symptoms related to overactive bladder. This treatment involves placing an acupuncture-like needle behind the ankle with delivery of mild electrical impulses that travel up the nerves in the leg to the nerves that control the bladder. These 30 minute treatment sessions typically occur once a week for 12 weeks, followed by maintenance therapy determined by your provider. We adjust the treatments specifically for each patient in order to avoid any discomfort during treatments. A majority of patients report symptom improvement after the initial 4-6 treatments.
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