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Incontinence: Are You Leaking or Rushing to the Bathroom? We can help.
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Sandip Vasavada, MD

  • Center for Female Urology
  • Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Millions of women suffer from incontinence. Urinary incontinence can be a tough topic to bring up in the doctor’s office, but if you’re constantly leaking or consistently needing to rush to the bathroom, getting help might be easier than you think.

There are two main types of incontinence that cause accidental urine leakage for women, stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress is the involuntary leakage of urine when there is effort or exertion such as sneezing or coughing. Urge is the strong, sudden need to urinate because of bladder spasms or contractions. Both can be treated with physical therapy, medications and in some cases, surgery.

During this private live web chat, Sandip Vasavada, MD will answer your questions about female incontinence and what the options are for treatment.

Dr. Vasavada serves as the Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, at Cleveland Clinic within the Glickman Urological Institute. He is board certified in Urology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Vasavada's main clinical interests lie in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and management of complications of vaginal and lower urinary tract surgery.

At Cleveland Clinic, we’re working to ensure women don’t have to worry about incontinence.

About the Speaker
Dr. Vasavada earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1991; he had previously completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Akron in 1987. He completed his Residency at Cleveland Clinic in 1997. Subsequently, he began a fellowship in female urology, neuro-urology and reconstruction at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Calif. He then took a position as Assistant Professor of Urology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia prior to returning to Cleveland in 2001.

Call to Action:
To make an appointment with Sandip Vasavada, MD or any of the other female urology specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, please call 216.444.5600, toll-free at 800.223.2273 (extension 45600) or visit us at clevelandclinic.org/urology for more information.

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