The WomanCare Center for Bladder Control is dedicated to providing comprehensive bladder disorder treatments so that patients are free of the symptoms that limit daily activities.
Urinary incontinence affects all aspects of your life and can leave you feeling embarrassed and frustrated. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we provide comprehensive diagnostic testing and customized treatment to eliminate your incontinence.
At the Womancare Center for Bladder Control, we follow treatment guidelines recommended by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research in treating urinary incontinence.
Finding the Cause
Successful treatment of incontinence begins with accurate diagnosis. Urinary incontinence is a physical disorder that can be treated and usually cured with a non-invasive, non-surgical approach. The WomanCare Center for Bladder Control is directed by a physician who has a special interest and has developed expertise in urinary incontinence.
Our staff is friendly, professional and uniquely qualified to provide this care. Specially trained nurses and physicians bring a depth of medical knowledge and understanding found in few other treatment programs.
EMG Muscle Strengthening - Pelvic floor muscle strengthening, through EMG, is easiest to understand by comparing it to biofeedback. This has been shown to be effective for 85% of patients with urinary incontinence. Unlike surgery and the use of medication, biofeedback is a non-invasive, pain free technique. Biofeedback has no side effects. It is one of the most cost effective treatments available today.
Behavior Modification - These are physical and mental techniques that can decrease the frequency of urinary incontinence in many individuals. These techniques are usually used in conjunction with biofeedback therapy.
Medications - Medications can be used temporarily in conjunction with other treatments.
Surgery - In certain cases, medical treatments are not effective in controlling incontinence. Certain patients are candidates for a minimally invasive procedure called TVT.
The TVT procedure is a simple, quick (usually less than 30 minutes), minimally invasive treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence. Patients are ready to be released from the hospital the day-of or the morning-after their sling placement. The recovery period following the procedure is short. Most women return to their regular routine in just a day or two.
The video above is from Randall C. Kahan M.D. about bladder control issues in woman. Topics cover are urinary incontinence, knowing your body, post menopausal changes and treatment options. Dr. Kahan is the Director of WomanCare Center for bladder control.
RN, CCCN, Manager
Valerie is Manager of the WomanCare Bladder Control Center. Valerie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education from Northern Illinois University. She attended Waubonsee College to complete her nursing degree and is board certified as a Continence Care nurse.
While training in biofeedback therapy at the University of Illinois, Chicago, she managed their Incontinence Clinic and specialized in urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and elimination disorders.Valerie has traveled cross-country setting up incontinence clinics and training nurses in biofeedback therapy while employed by a biofeedback manufacturing company and service provider.Valerie is married and is the mother of two young sons.
1051 West Rand Road Suite L03 Arlington Heights, IL 60004