Surgical management of overactive bladder

Michael Gross, Timothy B. Boone, Rodney A. Appell

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The majority of patients with overactive bladder (OAB) can be managed with office-based techniques. When medical therapy fails as treatment for OAB, surgical intervention ranging from electric stimulation administered in the office to extensive procedures, such as augmentation or urinary diversion, may be needed. Any surgical intervention should be tailored to the patient with consideration of the degree of his or her discomfort, underlying pathology, general health, and obviously, the patient's own motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-395
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2002


  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pudendal Nerve
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Diversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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