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Orange County OBGYN

OBGYN Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA and Orange County, CA

Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Urinary incontinence is the type of health problem that women hesitate to talk about. An estimated 51% of all women have some urinary incontinence. Dr. Yonatan Mahller has extensive experience determining the cause of incontinence and treating this embarrassing problem. Contact his office in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, or schedule an appointment online to get help with any urinary problem.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What are the different types of urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence occurs when you leak urine. The severity of the incontinence ranges from slight leakage when you sneeze to an uncontrollable release of all the urine in your bladder.

There are four primary types of urinary incontinence:

Stress urinary incontinence

Urine leaks when pressure is placed on the bladder; for instance, when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise, or lift a heavy object.

Urge incontinence

You may know this as overactive bladder, a condition that makes you feel like you frequently need to use the bathroom even if you just went 10 minutes ago or there’s little urine in your bladder. Sometimes the urge to urinate is too strong to make it to the bathroom.

Overflow incontinence

With this type of incontinence, you have a frequent or constant dribble of urine.

Functional incontinence

A physical problem can lead to accidents. For example, a disability or disease like arthritis that limits movement may cause incontinence simply because it’s impossible to get to the bathroom quickly enough.

What causes urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence may be temporary if a condition like a urinary tract infection causes the problem. Chronic urinary incontinence arises from an underlying condition that won’t resolve without treatment. Causes of urinary incontinence include:

  • Aging: bladder muscles weaken as you age
  • Pregnancy: pressure from the weight of the baby and hormonal changes may cause stress incontinence
  • Childbirth: vaginal delivery may affect muscles and nerves that are crucial for bladder control
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles: these muscles support your bladder, uterus, and vagina, and manage the flow of urine
  • Hysterectomy: removing the uterus may weaken pelvic floor muscles

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Dr. Mahller will discuss your treatment options and develop a treatment plan based on your type of urinary incontinence and its underlying cause. Some of the possible treatment options include:

  • Exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder training
  • Medications
  • Vaginal Laser treatment

Can laser treatments treat urinary incontinence?

The MonaLisa Touch® is a fractional CO2 laser treatment that delivers precise, pinpointed lasers to targeted tissues. The device goes into the vagina, where it emits lasers that gently warm the surrounding tissues.

The process stimulates collagen production and naturally promotes blood flow. As a result, tissues become thicker and stronger, and their function is restored, which helps to resolve urinary incontinence. Due to the intimate relationship of the vaginal and urethra, treating the tissue under the urethra with the MonaLisa Touch laser can thicken the tissue and alleviate loss of urine.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Great West Health Care
Meridian Health Plan

Words from our patients

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    "There aren't enough good things I can say about Dr. Mahller and his staff! Dr. Mahller really listens to his patients and carefully addresses all of your concerns."

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    "Dr. Mahller is one of those rare doctors who takes the time to answer every question and he has a wonderful bedside manner! I without a doubt recommend Dr. Mahller!"

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    "Our whole pregnancy and delivery was a beautiful experience because of Dr. Mahller. We can't thank him enough for bringing our beautiful baby girl safely into the world"

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    "He is caring, comforting, relaxed and gentle. I recommend him highly if you're looking for a good doctor!"

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    "Dr. Mahller is a wonderful person and doctor with great sense of humor. He cares about his patients and knows his craft. I would definitely recommend him!"

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    "Childbirth was an absolutely wonderful experience, Dr. Mahller couldn't have been more courteous and did a fantastic job keeping me comfortable, happy and excited. "

    Ashley P.
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    "I can honestly say this pregnancy has been a great experience so far, and having Dr. Mahller as our doctor definitely helps. Highly recommended!"

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    "I wouldn't trust anyone else with the well being of my little girl, I never felt worried during my pregnancy and always had peace of mind."

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    "I had the best experience and was treated great throughout my pregnancy. Dr. Mahller has patience during consultation visits as well as delivering a baby."

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Orange County OBGYN
355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 302
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-375-8244
Fax: 949-398-9812
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