CAMC Urology offers new treatment for urinary incontinence

CAMC Urology now offers Bulkamid®, a minimally invasive procedure to quickly treat stress urinary incontinence in women. 

Stress urinary incontinence is a condition that causes leaking of urine that you can’t control during activities that put pressure on the bladder, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.  

Bulkamid® is a water-based gel that is injected into the wall of the urethra, creating a supportive cushion that helps prevent urine leakage during moments of increased pressure on the bladder. The 10-to-15- minute procedure is performed under sedation and has a short recovery time. 

About one in three women will experience SUI at some point during their lives, according to the Urology Care Foundation. Childbirth is one of the main contributing causes of the condition.  

“This innovative new treatment offers a much-needed solution for patients dealing with stress urinary incontinence,” said Joshua Lohri, DO, urologist at CAMC who performs the procedure. “We are excited to bring this advanced technology to our community to help improve the lives of those affected by this common condition.” 

Learn more about CAMC’s urology services at camc.org/Urology.

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