Overactive Bladder Urologist - Dr. Angelo Gousse, MD
An estimated 33 million adults in the United States suffer from overactive bladder, though fewer than half seek medical attention. For stigma-free care with compassion, visit Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute in Aventura, Miramar or West Palm Beach, Florida, to get help. Angelo Gousse, MD, has provided expert care and support to patients with overactive bladder for more than 25 years to allow you to live your life free from accidents and embarrassment. Set up a visit today by calling the office nearest you or scheduling online.
Overactive Bladder Q & A
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a collection of symptoms that lead to an urgent or frequent need to urinate. OAB may be characterized by the following signs:
- Uncontrollable urge to urinate
- Having to go to the bathroom multiple times throughout the day and night, typically more than eight times in a 24-hour period
- Leaking of urine (incontinence)
You may also worry that you won’t make it to a bathroom in time and may leak urine or have an accident before you can visit the restroom.
With OAB, your bladder may send signals to your brain before it’s full or your brain may signal that you need to urinate when it’s not necessary.
OAB also occurs when bladder muscles become overactive and contract irregularly. This puts pressure on your bladder sphincters, leading to a strong urge to urinate and potentially allowing urine to leak.
OAB may be accompanied by incontinence or a leaking of urine. There are different types of incontinence, including:
Stress urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence leads to leaking when your bladder is under stress, caused by pressure from coughing, sneezing, exercising, or something similar.
Urge incontinence is the most common symptom of OAB and causes a strong urge to urinate when your bladder muscles spasm.
Mixed urinary incontinence
Mixed urinary incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence. You may experience leaking due to pressure on your bladder or spasms of your bladder muscles.
Overflow incontinence prevents the bladder from signaling the brain when it’s full. This can cause leaking or may prevent you from emptying your bladder fully when you use the bathroom.
Functional incontinence occurs when physical or functional impairments prevent you from reaching the bathroom in time to urinate. This is common among the elderly and physically disabled.
Dr. Gousse determines which type of urinary incontinence you have if you experience leakage.
Dr. Gousse offers a variety of treatment options to relieve OAB symptoms. Common treatments include:
- Behavioral modifications and physical therapy
- Products, including absorbent pads and catheters
- Medications, including Botox® — pioneered by Dr. Gousse and FDA-approved for OAB treatment
- Sacral nerve stimulation
- Surgical procedures
Depending on your needs, Dr. Gousse may recommend one or more of these options to help you.
Don’t suffer from overactive bladder symptoms — schedule a visit with Dr. Gousse today by calling or booking online.
Overactive bladder causes a person to have to urinate frequently and uncontrollably. When you have to urinate more than eight times within the same day, you probably have an overactive bladder condition.
At this point, you should seek out overactive bladder treatment from a professional urologist with over 25 years of experience in treating patients who have this condition. Dr. Angelo Gousse has dedicated his long career as a physician and reconstructive urologist to helping his patients overcome their urologic symptoms. That way, they can long and productive lives again.
Gousse Urology treats male and female patients with overactive bladders. We have a no-discrimination policy in our clinics to ensure that everyone feels comfortable enough to visit us whenever they need treatment for their overactive bladder condition. It is a common condition that millions of older Americans experience. You have nothing to feel ashamed about regarding your overactive bladder.
We have clinics available in West Palm Beach, Miami, and Miramar. If you’d like to make an appointment to visit one of our clinics and receive treatment for your overactive bladder, then you can call (305) 606-7028 or contact us here to make an appointment.
Dr. Gousse: The Pioneer of Overactive Bladder Treatments
Dr. Gousse is not just your ordinary urologist. He specializes in urinary dysfunction and reconstruction for both men and women. His claim to fame was the development of highly effective overactive bladder treatments.
The most notable treatment is Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation, which treats overactive bladder symptoms by delivering electrical pulses to electrodes placed on the sacral nerve. Many patients have claimed the treatment extensively reduces their number of trips to the bathroom each day because they’re able to hold their urine for a much longer time.
Dr. Gousse also pioneered another overactive bladder treatment called Botox (aka Botulinum Toxin A). Most people have heard of Botox in the context of cosmetic surgery enhancement procedures. But Botox also serves as a medical treatment for overactive bladder symptoms. Dr. Gousse led the clinical trials to prove its effectiveness in relieving these symptoms.
Dr. Gousse contributed his clinical trial findings to several notable scientific publications. Other urologists have benefited from his findings tremendously. In August 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Botox’s use as a urologic treatment. Now Botox is a commonly administered urologic treatment to people suffering from overactive bladder.
The Treatment Process
Dr. Gousse will want to examine your current physical health and the severity of your overactive bladder condition. There are different types of overactive bladder, so the doctor must determine which condition you have presently. You might have stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed urinary incontinence, overflow incontinence, or functional incontinence.
If you have a mild overactive bladder condition, it might be treatable with catheters, absorbent pads, physical therapy, or behavioral modifications. Dr. Gousse won’t recommend surgery unless the alternative treatments are determined to be ineffective. Most patients find success with Botox or Axonics Sacral Nerve Modulation.
Contact Dr. Gousse Today!
Dr. Gousse and his staff members are dedicated to reducing the painful urologic symptoms of our patients. You don’t have to suffer from an overactive bladder for any longer. A personalized treatment plan is just one phone call away. Dr. Gousse will create a plan that maximizes your ability to perform your daily activities with ease and comfort.
If you’d like to make an appointment to visit our clinic in Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County, or Broward County, you can call (305) 606-7028 or contact us here. We’ll address any questions you might have and schedule you for the earliest appointment possible at your desired clinic.