Logansport Memorial Hospital introduces Bulkamid, a minimally-invasive and long-lasting treatment option for bladder leaks caused by stress urinary incontinence (SUI)

Last Updated on March 3, 2024 by Logansport Memorial Hospital

Logansport Memorial Hospital is pleased to be the first in the north central Indiana region to offer Bulkamid as a treatment option for bladder leaks in women.

Bladder leakage is common in women, with 1 in 3 suffering from SUI at some point in their lives.2 SUI tends to develop as women get older, often during or after pregnancy. The leaks are caused by weakness in the pelvic floor, preventing the urethra from closing fully when sudden pressure is put on the bladder. This can allow urine to leak out during normal daily activities such as coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting an object.

Women who experience bladder leaks because of SUI can have severely decreased quality of life.

Bulkamid is a soft, water-based gel delivered via a series of small injections into the urethral wall. Once it is injected, the volume of the gel adds bulk to the urethra, supporting the closing mechanism of the urethra and providing better control of urine. Similar to some facial fillers, it remains in the body over time without causing reactions in the surrounding tissue, resulting in durable, long-lasting relief.

Benefits of Bulkamid:

  • Safe and effective: In a clinical study, 92% of women reported being cured or improved
  • Simple procedure: A series of 3 – 4 small injections that takes just 10 – 15 minutes
  • Long-lasting symptom relief: Bulkamid is clinically proven to deliver symptom relief out to seven years
  • A more appealing treatment option: A majority of women with SUI chose Bulkamid before other surgical treatment options in a 2020 clinical study

For an appointment or to learn more about whether this is the right treatment option for you, call LMPN Urology at (574) 753-2222, located inside our Surgical Services office.

For more information on Logansport Memorial Hospital, visit LogansportMemorial.org. For more information on Bulkamid, visit Bulkamid.com.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Memorial Hospital

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