URINARY INCONTINENCE

Regain Control of Your Bladder & Bowel

Here at OACC, we are dedicated to providing excellent clinical care & want to ensure that you are aware of the latest treatment options available. If you are suffering with overactive bladder, bowel incontinence, or urinary retention, we are excited to inform you that we are now offering Axonics Therapy.

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Overactive bladder affects an estimated

50 million people in America

OACC partnered with Axonics® Therapy to provide you a solution

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR CONDITION

Your symptoms may be caused by the following conditions:

  1. Overactive bladder (OAB)

    • Sudden urges to urinate and unable to hold or control it

  2. Urinary retention (UR)

    • Difficulty urinating and incomplete bladder emptying

WHAT IS OVERACTIVE BLADDER?

The frequent and urgent need to empty your bladder. This often results in unintentional urine loss.  There are four distinctions for overactive bladder: urinary frequency is when a person urinates usually eight or more times in a day, urinary urgency is a sudden urge to urinate that is difficult to control, urge incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine, and nocturia is the awakening for two or more times in the night to urinate.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH OVERACTIVE BLADDER?

 

OAB symptoms may occur because of abnormal communication between the brain and the bladder. This may lead to the feeling of an urgent need to urinate and an unwanted bladder contraction. You may need to rush to the restroom and even leak or lose urine before you make it.

DON'T LET YOUR CONDITION AFFECT YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Overactive bladder treatment begins with a simple consult with an OACC provider. You will discuss your symptoms, start a baseline diary of symptoms, undergo a test for diagnosis, and discuss possible further treatment options. Following the consult will be the initial treatment, where you will be taught bladder training exercises and beneficial lifestyle changes; prescription medications may be recommended if necessary. Lastly, a follow-up with our providers will help monitor progress.​​​

Urinary retention treatment begins with a simple consult entailing the same initial steps. The initial treatment for urinary retention will initiate behavioral management. Our providers will continue with the follow-ups to monitor progress, then continue on to possible advanced therapies.

ADVANCED TREATMENT OPTIONS

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Sacral neuromodulation

SNM modulates the activity of the sacral nerve, which helps to restore bladder and/or bowel control. The therapy is trialed in a simple in-office procedure. If the trial is successful, a permanent implant is placed that can provide therapy for 5 to 15 years.

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Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation

PTNS delivers electrical stimulation provided through a needle placed above your ankle. In-office treatment: 12 weekly sessions for 30 min each. Responses usually observed in 5-6 sessions.

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Chemodenervation (botox) injections

Botulinum A toxin is injected into the bladder, helping relax the muscles of the bladder. Botox is injected into the bladder wall via in-office procedure. Needs to be repeated on average every 6 months.  

RESULTS WITH AXONICS THERAPY

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89% of patients achieved clinically significant improvements in incontinence symptoms at 1 year

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One year after their implant,  > 90% of patients were satisfied with their results​​

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​92% would undergo the therapy again with the same expected results

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Axonics Therapy

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Axonics Therapy

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FAQ

What are the benefits of Axonics Therapy?

The Axonics System is a small implant that can provide at least 15 years of therapy and is the only therapy of this type that allows you to undergo MRIs anywhere in the body. The system is designed to be discreet and blend in with your lifestyle while providing effective symptom relief. Another great benefit of the system is that you can trial this therapy and see if you experience symptom improvement before moving forward with long-term therapy

 

Does it work?

Axonics Therapy is clinically proven to be effective in reducing symptoms for most patients. In a clinical study across the US & Europe, 90% of patients had significant relief of their symptoms and 93% were satisfied with their therapy.¹ A benefit of the system is that you can trial therapy and see if you experience symptom improvement before moving forward with long-term therapy

 

How do I know if the Axonics Therapy is right for me?

Axonics Therapy is indicated for treating patients with overactive bladder, bowel incontinence and urinary retention. The first step to know whether the therapy is right for you is to consult with the doctor. I can easily schedule a consultation to discuss the therapy and your options.

 

Will my insurance cover this procedure?

Most insurances cover this therapy including Medicare. During the consultation with your doctor, we can contact your insurance provider for coverage information.

 

How do I get started?

The first step to getting started is scheduling a consultation with one of our providers . In your consultation, you can discuss your symptoms and treatment options. Schedule a consultation today!

831-751-6222

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