Thanks to the advances in Genetic Medicine, it is possible, through simple blood tests, to determine the individual risk of suffering from certain illnesses. For this reason, Hospital Clínica Benidorm puts into action their new Unit of Clinical Genetics. Dra. Tanya Álvarez, specialist in Genetic Medicine, directs this service in collaboration with some of the…
The problems of Stress Urinary Incontinence (urine leakage related to strains such as coughing, sneezing, running, weight lifting etc.) affects the quality of life of many women.
There is no reason to resign yourself to a life of urine leaks or think that it is “normal or due to age”. It is not normal and in most cases it can be notably improved.
The leaks start, generally, after one or many births. If the lesion is not treated, the incontinence advances and adds to other problems that come with age. Because of this, the Unit of Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor of Hospital Clínica Benidorm offers a personalised answer for every patient, and also every age range, as the level of incontinence can be different so the solutions that are proposed will be adapted to each case.
This is all thanks to the protocol that joins the work and the evaluations of a multidisciplinary team: a specialist in Gynaecology, Pelvic floor and Gynaecological surgery, who will make the first evaluation of each patient and will be supported by the work and second opinion of a specialist in Medical Rehabilitation and his team of physiotherapists, specialised in therapies of the pelvic floor.
This way, the patient passes through a well-studied medical path that will detect, at all times, their evolution, condition and therapeutic needs:
- The specialist in Gynaecological Surgery and Pelvic Floor, Dr. Javier Server, will evaluate the grade of incontinence of the patient and will mark the steps to follow.
- The Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. Fernando Verdú, will indicate the best treatment of physiotherapy and pelvic floor.
The individual treatment consists of 20 sessions, over three months: the goal is to make the patient aware (proprioception) of how to tone the pelvic floor once they leave the clinic and design an exercise plan for the correction of the abdominal work with the Physiotherapy team (hypopressive exercises, manual re-education, massotherapy, electrostimulation and biofeedback, intracavitary mechanisms -when necessary-, freestyle exercise and behavioural techniques).
- The gynaecologist will evaluate if the patient has recuperated after the Physiotherapy treatment or of she needs surgical treatment:
The Surgical technique for Stress Urinary Incontinence, through the TOT technique (Tension free Trans Obturator Tape), is a simple and effective surgery which allows patients to return home 24 hours after the operation and quickly recuperate their everyday life. This surgery completely and immediately eliminates, the problems of urine loss.
- After the surgery, it is possible to perform a simple course of post-surgical Physiotherapy.
- The Doctor and the Gynaecologist will evaluate the discharge and the follow up plan.
Hospital Clínica Benidorm extends the International Gynaecology consultation of Dr. Vleugels in HCB Calpe. Dr. Michael Vleugels is a Gynaecologist specialised in Menopause, Menstruation problems and Endoscopic Surgery, he will continue consultations in HCB Asistel Moraira as he has been successfully doing for the past few months, and will now extend his services in the…