Urologists in St. Petersburg, Florida
At Northside Hospital, we offer patient-centered urologic diagnostics and treatments. Our urologists partner with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
To learn more about our urologic services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 598-9586.
Candidates for overactive bladder treatment
Millions of people in the U.S. experience bladder control problems, and both men and women can be affected.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may need to consult your physician to see if you could benefit from urology services:
- Is your bladder problem always on your mind?
- Do you feel the need to wear absorbent undergarments or stay near bathrooms—just in case?
- Have you avoided activities you used to enjoy for fear of having a urinary accident?
- Do you get up to urinate several times throughout the night?
Overactive bladder symptoms
One of the most common conditions our urology team treats is overactive bladder. The following are symptoms of overactive bladder:
- Urinary leaking—triggered by laughing, sneezing, lifting heavy objects or exercising
- A strong urge to urinate followed by a loss of urine
- Inability to hold urine long enough to make it to a restroom
- Difficulty initiating urination
- Straining to empty the bladder
- Decreased urinary stream, or "dribbling"
Overactive bladder treatments
We offer a variety of urologic treatments to patients with overactive bladder, including:
- Insertion of a urinary catheter
- Sacral nerve stimulation
- Physical therapy
Sacral nerve stimulation
Sacral nerve stimulation helps stabilize the communication between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. Sacral nerve stimulation involves an implantable device that sends mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerves, which regulate the bladder and the muscles related to urinary function.