By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
As originally published by Mega Doctor News newsprint Edition
In today’s world it is not surprising to learn about new procedures that will help you live a normal life. When it becomes surprising is when a complex and embarrassing health problem meets a solution that brings comfort and tranquility to your life in a matter of a few days.
Mega Doctor News just recently met with Dr. R. Nicolas Salameh to discuss a procedure that he has been performing successfully for Valley patients since last year. This procedure corrects dysfunctional bladder in men and women.
If you’re seeking relief from bladder control problems, it’s important to know that you have choices because there is hope for relief.
Dr. Salameh is a Urologist with expertise in general urology, performing microscopic penile surgery, and pelvic reconstruction, treating erectile dysfunction, and other urologic problems including various prostate and bladder surgeries.
He told Mega Doctor News that dysfunctional bladder is more common than you think and can also be an embarrassing situation for you everywhere you go.
“The first step to treating your bladder control problem is understanding the type of problem you have,” Dr. Salameh explained. He pointed out that some people experience more than one type of problem and this is the part when you have to visit with your doctor about your bladder control problem and get an accurate diagnosis.
At this point your doctor is vital, because if your brain and the nerves that control your bladder are not communicating correctly, the bladder will not function properly and this is when you begin to suffer.
Dr. Salameh has been performing implantation of a device called InterStim, which for many people has been the right solution for their dysfunctional bladder that became either overactive or underactive. Dr. Salameh is the only Certified Interstim therapist in McAllen, and an experienced doctor in treating dysfunctional bladder in the Rio Grande Valley area.
The doctor said that this procedure, known as a neurostimulator, works well for a bladder that does not work properly. The good news is that this procedure is effective in both men and women and Dr. Salameh has successfully performed many of these procedures.
He pointed out that some people have no neurologic function whatsoever and even with this impediment patients have regained the majority of their neurological abilities. However, he cautions adding, “It is not one hundred percent of course, it would be absurd to claim, but this procedure brings better results than any other mechanism that I have ever seen.”
Dr. Salameh indicated that the implantation is a simple procedure, which begins with a trial implantation in the doctor’s office, a two-step process. You can test it out to see if it will work for you before making a long-term commitment. The testing period is called an “evaluation” or a “trial assessment.”
Dr. Salameh and his trained staff will be your primary source for support and information during the InterStim Therapy evaluation.
If you have been suffering with a dysfunctional bladder and you’ve tried several treatments for bladder control problems without success, don’t lose hope because this implantation and therapy could be the solution to pain and embarrassing moments for you or your loved one.
It is important that you know that InterStim Therapy is a proven neuromodulation therapy that targets the communication problem between the brain and the nerves that control the bladder. Those nerves have to communicate correctly in order for your bladder to function properly.
InterStim Therapy is FDA-approved since 1997 for urge incontinence and since 1999 for urinary retention and urgency-frequency. Medicare and many other private insurance companies cover this therapy.
In addition, in a long-term clinical study, it was found that 59% of patients with urge incontinence who received InterStim Therapy and completed follow-up with their doctors, had at least 50% fewer leaks per day when compared to the number of leaks before therapy.
If one of the questions you have is to know how effective is InterStim Therapy. Well, according to InterStim, this therapy has been shown to be safe and effective for people who have not had success with other treatments. It has been used to treat thousands of people worldwide.
Dr. Salameh is a Urologist with over 26 years of experience in private practice.
You are encouraged to make an appointment for a complete bladder function assessment regardless of gender, age (no one is too old!), or symptoms of bladder dysfunction.
If you are suffering with a dysfunctional bladder, you can contact Dr. R. Nicolas Salameh at 956-682-5500 or visit with him at Salameh Urology Institute at the McAllen Doctors Center, 1801 South 5th Street, Suite 104 in McAllen, Texas 78503. MDN