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Neurourology at UPMC

An injury or disease in the nervous system can trigger problems with the bladder. If that's the case, you may need to see a specialist in neurourology.

At UPMC, we treat women and men with neurogenic bladders caused by a variety of neurologic diseases.

What Is Neurourology?

Not being able to control your bladder can have a negative effect on your life.

You may say no to social events, decide against travel, or even turn down a job. If you're out in public, you may worry about getting to a restroom in time.

Disease or injury can damage the transmission of nerve signals controlling bladder function, and this can result in neurogenic bladder. If you have this condition, your bladder may leak or not hold urine. Also, your neurogenic bladder may not empty.

UPMC Magee's Bladder Clinic is part of Urology Services at UPMC.

Our doctors support the needs of those with conditions that often go hand in hand with bladder control problems, such as:

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy

Neurourology Services at UPMC

The neurourology experts diagnose and treat neurogenic bladders.

We offer a full array of state-of-the-art tests and treatments:

  • Urodynamic studies. This test finds out how the nervous system condition affects the filling and emptying of the bladder. Doctors perform some tests in the office For those patients capable of voiding, you'll need to come to the office with a full bladder. After initially voiding, then a catheter will be placed into the bladder and the bladder will then be tested. These tests measure the pressures within the bladder, the presence or absence of bladder spasms, the volume of urine emptied, how fast the bladder empties, and how much urine remains within the bladder after voiding.
  • We offer advanced treatments such as bladder BOTOX® to better help with bladder storage, thereby reducing bladder spasms and urine leakage.

Why Choose UPMC for Neurourology Care?

  • The Magee Department of Urology provides complete clinical care for men and women with neurogenic bladders.
  • Our team of doctors and researchers is nationally recognized for providing state-of-the-art treatments, including urodynamic testing.

Contact Us for Neurourology Care

To learn more or make an appointment at UPMC Mercy's Neurogenic Bladder Clinic, call 412-232-5850.

Or contact one of our other urology locations.