One new and effective non-surgical treatment for stress incontinence and overall vaginal health is diVa® Laser Vaginal Therapy. diVa® uses two separate, penetrating lasers to resurface and tone the vaginal walls. This, in turn, strengthens pelvic structures and helps aid in controlling mild to moderate incontinence. The safe and effective treatment takes only a few minutes to perform in your urogynecologist’s office, and there is no downtime after the procedure other than no intercourse for 7-10 days.
Another option is the injection of bulking agents, which work by injecting the urethra with a trusted medical synthetic called Durasphere that initiates a restructuring process. The urethra is physically strengthened and can offer greater control of urine before it flows from the bladder.
A minimally invasive and more permanent option is InterStim® therapy. A small neurotransmitter device is implanted under the skin near the sacral nerve, where it sends electrical impulses from the nerve to the brain to the bladder to initiate control of the pelvic muscles and the urge to urinate. The implantation can be done on an outpatient basis that requires only a few hours.
There are also advanced surgical options, including sling procedures, bladder neck suspension, prolapse surgery, or an artificial urinary sphincter.