Comprehensive Urologic Diagnostic & Treatment Center

TMC’s Comprehensive Urologic Diagnostic and Treatment Center is known within Arizona as a premier provider for diagnosis and treatment of people with loss of bladder control and other urologic problems. Our staff can provide you with information on managing incontinence, including exercises and coping tips to get you in control again.

Our center is equipped to perform tests to determine the functioning of the urinary tract, including bladder pressures, rates of urine flow, bladder capacities and confidential sexual-dysfunction testing. We also offer non-surgical treatments and biofeedback training.

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a lack of bladder control affecting up to 12 million men and women in the United States. Urinary incontinence becomes a problem when you experience:

  • a regular loss of urine
  • noticeable leakage after any exertion
  • uncontrollable wetting during the day or night
Causes:
  • urinary-tract infections
  • muscle weakness from having babies
  • loss of hormones after menopause
  • constipation
  • diabetes
  • involuntary bladder spasms
  • surgery
  • drug side effects
Diagnostic Tests

A physical exam by a health care provider, including medical history and a daily diary, are the first steps in diagnosing a urinary problem.

At TMC's Comprehensive Urologic Diagnostic and Treatment Center we offer the latest in urological diagnosis:

  • Uroflow— measures the rate of urine flow, identifying how well the bladder is function-ing.
  • Cystometrogram — a small thin tube called a catheter is inserted into the urethra and bladder in order to measure and record bladder pressure. A small rectal catheter to record abdominal pressure is also required.
  • VideoUrodynamics — use of X-rays during a cystometrogram to visualize bladder function. This test provides a thorough assessment via video X-ray technology of the bladder, urethra and rectum. Measurements are recorded for each structure and level of functioning. This precise technology provides a radiographic picture of the lower urinary tract, displaying normal and abnormal physiology.
  • Urethral Pressure Profile — records pressure along the entire length of the urethra. A small tube (catheter) is inserted into the bladder and withdrawn several times while recordings are made.
  • Pediatric urology with sedation — urologic procedures for children 10 years old with use of mild sedatives.
Treatments

Although surgery may be the best treatment for some individuals with loss of bladder control, there are many individuals who would benefit from non-surgical treatment. Many non-surgical options are available at TMC's Comprehensive Urologic Diagnostic and Treatment Center, including:

  • Biofeedback — increase pelvic floor muscle strength and learn how to correctly perform kegel exercises.
  • Bladder retraining — improve bladder function through scheduled urination.
  • Electro-stimulation therapy — stop urge symptoms and leaking on the way to the bathroom through low-intensity stimulation of the pelvic floor.
  • Vaginal Cones — strengthen pelvic floor muscles through use of small weights.
  • Comprehensive Continence Program — consists of two visits two weeks apart. Medicare and most other major insurance companies usually covers the cost.
Our professional staff includes:
  • Medical direction provided by a board-certified physician in urology with many years experience in diagnosis and treatment of urology concerns.
  • Continence Specialists
  • Specially trained nurses who administer urologic testing
  • Specially trained nurses who provide urinary
    continence education, training and followup

TMC HealthCare accepts a wide variety of health-insurance plans. Most exams require pre-authorization at the time of scheduling, so please check insurance coverage to be certain that pre-authorization has been obtained.

Patients may be required to pay a small fee for durable medical equipment or supplies not covered by insurance.

A physician order is necessary for testing and treatment.