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Advanced Treatment for Overactive Bladder – InterStim

When conservative treatments like lifestyle changes, medications and pelvic floor exercises do not relieve the symptoms of Overactive Bladder (OAB), an advanced treatment, like InterStim, may be the answer. InterStim is like a small pacemaker for the bladder and helps control the urges caused by an Overactive Bladder (OAB).

Dr. Vanessa Elliott, a board-certified urologist with Urology of Central PA, has fellowship-training in female urology and voiding dysfunction and helps many men and women experiencing the frequency, urgency and leakage caused by OAB. She shares more information about InterStim, who will benefit from InterStim and how InterStim works in this video.

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New Minimally-Invasive Treatment for BPH Delivering Positive Outcomes

Rezūm, a new treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), allows BPH patients to regain quality of life and preserve sexual function through a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure. Urology of Central Pennsylvania is proud to be the first in the central Pennsylvania region to offer Rezūm, further proving our commitment to provide the most advanced urologic care and enhanced technology for our patients.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition affecting men caused by the growth of the prostate gland. 40% of men in their 50s and 90% of men over 90 years have BPH. Symptoms of BPH include frequency, urgency, trouble starting, dribbling at the end, or inability to completely empty the bladder. The condition is often treated with lifestyle changes, medication, minimally-invasive options or surgery. (To obtain your International Prostate Symptom Score and determine your BPH symptom severity, take this survey.)

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New Services Save Patients Time and Money while Increasing Access to Information for Overactive Bladder Patients

What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder is a condition with symptoms that include urinary urgency, frequency and possibly urinary leakage. Spasms of the bladder muscles cause people to feel like they must urinate often and quickly, even though there may not be much urine in the bladder. Spasms may be due to muscles that are too active, inappropriate nerve signals between the bladder and the brain, hormone changes, pelvic floor weakness, neurological disorders or a urinary tract infection (UTI).

How will UCPA’s new services help patients?

For those suffering from an overactive bladder (OAB), Urology of Central Pennsylvania has gone a step beyond routine standard care. We have created an easy route for patients to better communicate with healthcare providers and find the right solution, saving patients both time and money.

These new services are called UCPA’s OAB Patient Navigator and OAB Care Pathway.

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Potty Talk: Answering Your Urology Questions

Have you ever wondered what a doctor would say about a urological question you have, but resorted to scouring the Internet instead? With our new “Potty Talk: Answering Your Urology Questions” program, you can get information from a Urology of Central Pennsylvania physician shared on our social media channels – Facebook and Twitter.

Questions may be submitted anonymously via the form below or by private message through UCPA’s Facebook or Twitter accounts. (Hyperlink to each page) We will review the question and a physician will provide feedback.

“Potty Talk: Answering Your Urology Questions” will be posted on Thursdays, so start thinking about your questions and send them our way!

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What Happens After You Survive Prostate Cancer — Herschel Chalk’s Story

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, Urology of Central Pennsylvania partnered with other organizations to increase awareness about the disease. While many draw attention to prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, it is also important to recognize the ways that it may change a man’s life.

After a man survives prostate cancer, there may be complications that significantly affect his life — his sex life and relationship with his partner.

There are ways that Urology of Central PA can help, as showcased by the story below. Many options are available to help men regain a healthy sex life following prostate cancer. If you are suffering, Urology of Central PA can help. Please contact us today.

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What Happens After You Survive Prostate Cancer — Danny Bogard’s Story

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, Urology of Central Pennsylvania partnered with other organizations to increase awareness about the disease. While many draw attention to prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, it is also important to recognize the ways that it may change a man’s life.

After a man survives prostate cancer, there may be complications that significantly affect his life — his sex life and relationship with his partner.

There are ways that Urology of Central PA can help, as showcased by the story below. Many options are available to help men regain a healthy sex life following prostate cancer. If you are suffering, Urology of Central PA can help. Please contact us today.

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Urology of Central PA Participates in Rep. Keller’s Senior Expo

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Thank you for stopping by our booth at the popular Senior Expo hosted by Representative Mark Keller on Friday, September 27, at the Family Life Center in Newport. We provided information, screenings and handouts to interested attendees.

Urology of Central PA provides free screenings because we care about our community’s health and well being.

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Harrisburg Joins National Movement to End Prostate Cancer

Harrisburg, PA — ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer joins Urology of Central Pennsylvania to host the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this September. The goal is to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men who are free of prostate cancer. Participants from the Harrisburg area will run and walk together on September 20 to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 17 minutes.

Harrisburg joins 40+ communities across the nation as part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series. The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer and educates men about their risk. More than 7,470 men in Pennsylvania will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

“The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk rallies communities and gives participants a voice in the fight to end prostate cancer,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “We’re making prostate cancer a national priority. The Run/Walk series is a way to mobilize the prostate cancer community and raise funds for patient support programs to ensure that no man has to face prostate cancer alone.”

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