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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, which often causes your bladder to leak urine uncontrollably.

Our urologists are specially trained to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is usually caused by issues with the muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. It can also come from other issues, including:

  • Weak bladder muscles
  • Overactive bladder
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Having had a hysterectomy
  • Being overweight
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menopause
Woman needing to go to the bathroom.

Symptoms of urinary incontinence

Common urinary incontinence symptoms include:

  • Leaking urine during activities, such as lifting, bending, laughing, coughing and exercising
  • Feeling strong, frequent urges to urinate
  • Urinating frequently throughout the day
  • Urinating while asleep

Minimally invasive neuromodulator surgery

For over 20 years, James Cullison, MD, with West Georgia Urology, has performed minimally invasive surgery for urinary incontinence, urinary infrequency, urinary retention and bowel incontinence. The solution is a small implant, called a neuromodulator, that manipulates the nerves in the pelvis to control these issues. This device can also help with female pelvic pain and other pain issues. It is implanted under the skin just below the beltline near the tailbone during a minimally invasive surgery in an outpatient setting, so patients can quickly go back to regular activities.

Learn more about minimally invasive surgery at Tanner.

Minimally invasive pelvic sling surgery

According to James Cullison, MD, a urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist with West Georgia Urology, urethral sling surgery is for urinary incontinence leakages associated with coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, jumping, bending over and other movement activities. A woman's leakage issue is solved immediately after this minimally invasive surgery, which requires only a couple of days of downtime.

Learn more about minimally invasive surgery at Tanner.

Urinary incontinence treatment at Tanner

Tanner Urology Care has locations in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bremen and Wedowee. Our compassionate team of experts provide comprehensive care to diagnose and treat a wide variety of urologic conditions.

Find a urologist on staff at Tanner by using the Find a Provider feature or calling 770-214-CARE (2273).

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Urinary Incontinence Locations

Higgins General Hospital

Higgins General Hospital

200 Allen Memorial Drive, Bremen, GA 30110
bremen

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Phone: 770-812-2000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton

705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9666

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica

Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica

601 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180
Villa Rica

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Phone: 770-812-3000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Medical Center - East Alabama

Tanner Medical Center - East Alabama

1032 South Main Street, Wedowee, AL 36278
Wedowee

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Phone: 256-357-2111

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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