About the procedure

Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) injections are used in treating bladder disorders, especially in persons with hyperactive bladder or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Botox injections offer the same results as surgically incising the urethral sphincter, with minimal side effects.

The right candidates

Botox injections are often used as a treatment option for urge bladder incontinence. This medical treatment is recommended for individuals suffering from urination issues or other medical issues that may keep them from functioning normally.

Preparing for the procedure

Before the procedure, the patient will undergo a general examination. This allows the doctor to assess the patient’s general medical condition, their medical history, as well as have a conversation about why they want to go forward with the procedure.

Details about the procedure

The procedure uses general, regional, and sometimes, local anesthesia. In some forms of paraplegia, anesthesia may not be necessary. The doctor will first insert an endoscope through the urethra to perform a cystoscopy. Then, through the use of a specialized needle, botulinum toxin A is injected in up to four places in the urethral sphincter. Alternatively, the needle can be injected in several places on the bladder wall. Patients usually start to see results after 3 to 18 days and last for about six months.

Recovery post procedure

Patients are recommended to drink plenty of fluids to wash out the bladder and urethra following the procedure. The effect of the injection usually lasts for a few months, after which the procedure can be repeated again as needed.

Possible precautions

During the first few days after the cystoscopy, some pain may be present during urination due to irritation of the urethra, and there may be small amounts of blood present in the urine. These side effects are usually short-lived and disappear completely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your center located?

The IMC Priora is located in Čepin near Osijek, in Croatia. For the specific location, you can take a look at the page footer or contact us via form.

What types of surgeries do you perform?

We specialize in a wide range of surgeries, including but not limited to, cosmetic surgeries like breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty; reconstructive surgeries such as for burns, after cancer treatments, or trauma; and urological surgeries including prostate surgery, kidney stones removal, and treatments for urinary incontinence.

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