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Urgent PC Neuromodulation

Remarkable Results. Reduced Risk.

PTNS Treatment with Urgent® PC

For women with difficulty with bladder control, Dr. Pizarro offers Urgent PC, the new non-drug, non-surgical treatment for overactive bladder. Call today if you have urinary incontinence, and see if Urgent® PC is right for you.

What is Urgent® PC Therapy?

The Urgent PC Neuromodulation System is a minimally invasive way to improve bladder control in women. Urgent PC uses percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) to treat overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary urge incontinence.

Therapy consists of 12 weekly sessions in your doctor’s office, followed by a refresher treatment about once a month to maintain improvements. During each 30-minute session, a thin needle electrode is placed near the patient’s ankle and is connected to an external device that provides mild stimulation. Up to 80% of patients improve with treatment. Most patients don’t experience side-effects. If side-effects occur they are typically temporary and include mild pain and skin inflammation at or near where the needle is placed.

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What can I expect from treatment with Urgent PC?

During treatment you will sit comfortably with a slim needle electrode temporarily inserted in your ankle. The stimulator is attached to the needle electrode and delivers mild electrical impulses that travel up the nerves in the leg to the nerves that control the bladder. After turning on the stimulator, your clinician will observe your body's response to determine the ideal strength of the impulses.

Each of your treatments will last approximately 30 minutes. You will receive an initial series of 12 treatments, typically scheduled about a week apart. After the initial 12 treatments, your clinician will work with you to determine a personal treatment plan to maintain your results with occasional treatments.

What will I feel during Urgent PC treatment?

Because patients may experience the sensation of the Urgent PC therapy in different ways, it's difficult to say what the treatment would feel like to you. However, treatment with Urgent PC is typically well-tolerated by patients. Urgent PC offers many different levels of stimulation, so your clinician will be able to adjust treatment to suit you as well as address any discomfort that you might experience during treatment.

How soon will I see results?

Because Urgent PC gently modifies the signals to achieve bladder control, it may take 4-6 treatments for you to see your symptoms change. A majority of individuals using this type of neuromodulation experience significant improvement in their bladder control symptoms. It is important that you continue receiving treatments for the recommended 12 treatments before you and your clinician evaluate whether this therapy is an appropriate treatment for your symptoms.

What are the risks associated with Urgent PC?

Most common side-effects are temporary and minor resulting from the placement of the needle electrode. They include minor bleeding, mild pain and skin inflammation.

Are there people who should not use Urgent PC?

  • Patients with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators
  • Patients prone to excessive bleeding
  • Patients with nerve damage, such as diabetic neuropathy, that could impact either percutaneous tibial nerve or pelvic floor function
  • Patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the duration of the treatment

For More Infomation, please contact Dr. Pizarro.

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