By Parveen Vahora, M.D.
Many women have a disorder that they try to keep under wraps. If you are one of them, then you are familiar with crossing your legs and willfully praying you don’t leak. Does laughing, jumping, or sneezing bring on an accidental urine stream? Avoiding surgery is a common quest. Wearing pads and pullup panties to conceal leaks is inconvenient to say the least.
You’re not alone, in the United States, urinary incontinence affects 15 million women. Many people are familiar with Kegel exercises. These are accomplished by contracting the pelvic floor, but they are rarely completed accurately or effectively, and they can be awkward and time consuming.
Did you know men suffer from urinary incontinence related to prostate issues, obesity, neurological disorders and other conditions? Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles is also beneficial for men when it comes to certain disorders that lead to male urinary incontinence.
Pelvic floor muscles are the layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs and span the bottom of the pelvis. Strong pelvic floor muscles give you control over your bladder and bowel. Weakened pelvic floor muscles mean your internal organs are not fully supported and you may have difficulty controlling the release of urine.1
THERE IS A BETTER WAY: EMSELLA™ TREATS BOTH WOMEN AND MEN
A new device called EMSELLA™ is the key to effectively eliminating or significantly reducing urinary incontinence. EMSELLA is a unique chair that patients can simply sit and relax in (fully clothed) for 20 to 30 minutes in the comfort of their gynecologist’s office. It produces vibrations that cause the pelvic floor muscles to contract. One session is the equivalent of doing 11,000 Kegel exercises.
EMSELLA utilizes electromagnetic energy to deliver thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session. These contractions re-educate the muscles of incontinent patients.1
EMSELLA produces high-frequency vibrations with thousands of contractions per session that tighten the pelvic floor muscles and the bladder sometimes as quickly as the first treatment. Most women will undergo just six sessions in a full three-week program to restore their pelvic muscle strength.
The best part is, 75% of treated patients totally eliminated or decreased the use of hygienic pads, and 95% of treated patients have an improved quality of life.1
No Surgery | No Drugs | No Pain |
No Downtime—Just Sitting in a Chair!
You just sit on the EMSELLA chair, fully clothed for 30 minutes, twice a week for three weeks and your pelvic floor muscles are tightened and lifted so that there is a substantial improvement in incontinence, leaking and off label “sexual gratification”. It is a remarkable option to strengthen pelvic muscles, and to eliminate leaking during exercise, sneezing, laughing or for those who have an urgent need to relieve their bladder.1
Who is a good candidate?
EMSELLA is a great option for women and men of any age who desire solution for urinary incontinence and improvement in their quality of life.
How Long Does EMSELLA take?
Your provider will tailor a treatment plan for you. A typical treatment takes about 30 minutes, with approximately 6 sessions, scheduled twice a week.
Is EMSELLA Painful?
You will experience tingling and pelvic floor muscles’ contractions during the procedure. You may resume daily activities immediately after the treat.
How Fast Will I See Results?
You may observe improvement after a single session. The results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks.
This innovative treatment is helping numerous women and men find their freedom, confidence, and to get their life back without having to worry about urinary incontinence. It’s even been featured on the Doctors TV show and in various other news and media outlets.
Along with urinary incontinence, EMSELLA can also help with Urinary frequency, prolapse, nocturia (waking up to urinate) and erectile dysfunction.
Parveen Vahora, M.D.
Dr. Vahora specializes in pelvic pain and endometriosis and is passionate about educating fellow physicians and the community on these topics. She is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery. Another focus of hers is sexual health and she offers MonaLisa Touch® for patients who have issues from having children, going through menopause, as well as post-menopausal women, cancer survivors, and those suffering from pain during intercourse or intense dryness or incontinence or prolapse.
Continually participating in research in the field of gynecology, Dr. Vahora is also a professional speaker, educating health care practitioners on hereditary cancers, multimodal pain management options, dyspareunia due to vulvovaginal atrophy and SERM treatment, and many other gynecological concerns.
Dr. Vahora looks at the whole person when administering highly acclaimed treatments, not simply their symptoms. She is a woman gynecologist and is well¬-known in her community for her deep commitment to positive outcomes for her patients. Most importantly, her patients love her because she listens, and her care is highly effective because of that.