Coaptite Periurethral Bulking for Stress Urinary Incontinence
What is Coaptite?
Coaptite is an injectable implant that is used to “bulk up” the urethra and provide increased resistance to urine leakage. Stress urinary incontinence involves the loss of urine that occurs from body movement, most commonly sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercise or even during sexual intercourse.
The functional material that makes up Coaptite is called calcium hydroxyapatite, and is a natural occurring component that in part makes up your bones and teeth.
How does it work?
This minimally invasive treatment can be done in 15-20 min as a minor outpatient procedure. During the procedure, a needle is placed into the urethra. Using a cystoscope (an instrument with a light and a camera lens), your doctor will inject the Coaptite implant into the tissues surrounding the urethra, creating a bulking effect. The doctor will then remove the cystoscope and the needle and the procedure is done. You may need to stay in an office or recovery for a few hours following the treatment. The benefits of this procedure typically last around 1 year.*
Schedule a free consultation in Torrance, California
This is a particularly excellent treatment of exertional (or stress) leakage in women who do not want more invasive surgery, or need a temporary solution. If you are experiencing urinary stress incontinence and you live in the South Bay area, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Shelby Morrisroe. Dr. Morrisroe will ensure that you get the best treatment option available. Give us a call at our office in Torrance or fill out our website’s scheduling form to learn more and get started.Schedule
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.