Incontinence..bladder leakage. Emsella


I am so excited to introduce to you a 'life-changing' option for all forms of bladder leakage.

This is an in office, non-invasive, non-surgical option. Its the Emsella chair.

All you have to do is sit on a chair fullly clothed for 28 mts twice a week for 3 weeks. I know this sounds futuristic but what if I told you you this is 80-90% effective and is FDA cleared as well.

We all know that urinary stress and urge incontinence are extremely common issues that so many women face that a lot of them assume its part of aging and the only non-surgical option is to go out and buy pads and diapers.  Most of the treatments available are either surgical in nature or expensive medications with their own side effects. Overactive bladder is usually treated with medication but unfortunately it has many side effects.While severe stress incontinence is best treated treated with surgical slings, most incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontnence. So just managing urge incontinence itself can provide a good quality of life. Other treatments for overactive bladder and urge incontinence have been Botox injections into the lower segment of the bladder or electrical stimulation devices implanted in the buttock of the patient with wires running through the sacrum. 

While these treatments do help, the real issue of incontinence is the relaxation of what is called the pelvic diaphragm or pelvic floor. This consists of groupings of several muscles the most common is the levator ani muscle as well as the coccygeus muscle. These muscles, when relaxed allow for incontinence to occur. They normally sit like a hammock and when they are strong they prevent leakage of urine or feces. However age, childbirth and menoapuse wreak havoc and this hammock starts to sag and no longer provides the same support thus allowing for leakage.

What is so amazing is the groundbreaking technology of a high-intensity electromagnetic force that is able to contract the pelvic floor muscles 11,200 times in a 28 minute session. Two sessions a week for three weeks are required for a total of six sessions. The more remarkable thing is that this is done with the patient fully clothed seated on the electromagnetic chair either reading a magazine or a book. The results of the first study published by Dr. Joseph Berenholz have a 90% satisfaction rating.  The results were not only dramatic for stress urinary incontinence but were highly effective for overactive bladder as well. Emsella is a first of its kind technology. It is truly disruptive, in every sense of the word, to the way we have usually treated incontinence . It addresses the true issues of incontinence and it does so while allowing a female patient to be fully clothed. There is no question, Emsella is a game changer.





Priya Ramaiah, MD

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