If your bladder leakage is mild to moderate, you probably don’t need surgery. For less severe cases of stress urinary incontinence, the new EMSella treatment is a game changer for women. If you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise, or have that strong “gotta go” urge feeling, this simple procedure can return your bladder and pelvic floor muscles to the way they used to be.
Houston Female Urology is proud to add the EMSella treatment, as part of a complete range of urology and pelvic health procedures. From pelvic floor muscle training plans to non-invasive procedures to mildly-invasive procedures to surgery, for those who need it, Dr. Christi is uniquely qualified to choose the treatment that is best for your specific needs.
It’s a chair you sit on for 30 minutes (while remaining fully clothed) that simulates more than 10,000 kegel exercises to tone your bladder and pelvic floor muscles. It sounds simple, and it is: no surgery, no medication and completely non-invasive.
This very common bladder problem causes both urgency and frequency of urination that result in too many trips to the bathroom. Sometimes women feel such a strong urge to urinate that they cannot make it to the bathroom in time, and end up wetting themselves.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
This common and disruptive condition causes women to leak urine when they cough, sneeze or exercise.
While remaining fully clothed, women sit on the EMSella chair for about 30 minutes. EMSella uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate all the deep muscles of the pelvic floor. During the brief treatment, muscles contract in response to the electromagnetic stimulation, producing the same result as doing 10,000 kegel exercises.
After childbirth and menopause, pelvic floor muscles often weaken to the point where they are very difficult to isolate, and even to feel where they are. EMSella jumpstarts the restorative process, by contracting the muscles and returning neuromuscular control to the pelvic floor.
The typical patient will need 6 treatments (2 per week for 3 weeks). During that short time, most patients notice a significant, remarkable improvement in strengthened muscles and bladder control.
Dr. Christi may recommend an intensive pelvic floor muscle training plan in conjunction with EMSella. With one-on-one coaching for kegel exercises, patients can continue to strengthen their pelvic floor after the EMSella treatments are complete.
In addition, EMSella can be paired with other treatments for more comprehensive pelvic care. Both the ThermiVa and MonaLisa Touch procedures restore the vaginal walls and surrounding tissue, providing more blood flow, collagen and elastin. They can also improve bladder function.
No. Dr. Christi tested it for herself, and here’s what she had to say:
“I can best describe it as a “strange” feeling. I could feel the contractions like a pulling or tugging on the pelvic floor. The contractions were quite strong, but it did not hurt. I found it to be comfortable and very simple. I could easily carry on a conversation or read during the treatment. There was absolutely no downtime, and I resumed all of my regular activities immediately.”
The only side effects reported are an improved sex life! Husbands like it, too.
A complete EMSElla package of 6 treatment sessions costs $900. Compare that to surgery which costs thousands and most medications which cost $200 per month, not to mention the cost of incontinence pads!
Call our office at 281.717.4003 for more information about EMSella and how it can change your life. Join the countless women who have solved their urine leakage problems without medication or surgery.