(Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery) - is a sub-specialty of obstetrics and gynecology dedicated to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders, such as problems with tissue relaxation (prolapse), urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. These diseases include the inability to control your bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, constipation, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain. These problems can significantly affect the quality of life and can be treated with the help of a board-certified and experienced urogynecologist.
Urogynecology involves the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:
- • Urinary Incontinence
- • Incomplete Bladder Emptying
- • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- • Overactive Bladder
- • Urinary Urgency
- • Urinary Frequency
- • Sexual Dysfunction
- • Vaginal Mesh Complications
- • Endometriosis
- • Pelvic/Vaginal Pain
- • Fecal Incontinence
- • Painful Bladder Syndrome
- • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- • Atrophic Vagina
- • Vaginal Laxity
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Afraid to laugh, cough, or sneeze in public? You are not alone.
If you are living with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), whether it’s from childbirth, surgery, or age, we are excited to offer you an innovative new therapy.
Dr. Armen Kirakosyan is the first in Western New York to offer this minimally invasive and effective treatment using FDA-approved Bulkamid® - a non-mesh, non-surgical, water-based hydrogel.
What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?
SUI occurs when an individual experiences involuntary urine leakage due to a sudden pressure on the bladder. Mild cases occur with activities such as exercise, sneezing, laughing or coughing, while more severe cases occur when everyday activities such as standing up or walking cause leakage. The amount of leakage can vary from a few drops to enough to soak through clothes.
How Does Bulkamid Work?
The Bulkamid gel is injected into the soft tissue of the urethra using a syringe. The natural, safe hydrogel thickens the urethral tissue close to the opening of the bladder and creates a seal that helps prevent the loss of urine when the bladder is met with sudden pressure.
About the Procedure:
- • Performed in the doctor’s office
- • Takes 10-15 minutes
- • No downtime - most women resume normal activity the same day
- • Immediate relief of symptoms for the majority following the procedure
- • Effective treatment - long-term studies show 80% success rates lasting more than 5-7 years