Urinary Incontinence Specialist

Debra Epstein, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Maple Shade, NJ & Turnersville, NJ

You laugh, you sneeze, you leak. If you have urinary incontinence, Dr. Debra Epstein in Maple Shade and Turnersville, South Jersey can help stop the flow with MonaLisa Touch® and other effective therapies. If you live in the Philadelphia or South Jersey areas, contact Dr. Epstein for a urinary incontinence consultation by calling her friendly staff or booking an appointment online.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

Why Do I Leak Urine?

Urinary continence can have various causes. If you’re perimenopausal or menopausal, your decreased levels of estrogen may have degraded your muscles and other tissues. When you’re pregnant or overweight, the added pounds can put pressure on your bladder, making it susceptible to leakage or dribbling.

Your urinary incontinence may fall into one or more category. The types of incontinence are:

  • Stress: Pressure on your bladder from laughing, sneezing, or heavy lifting causes leakage
  • Urge: Increased need to urinate accompanied by involuntary leakage
  • Overflow: Dribbling because your bladder doesn’t get empty
  • Functional: Another condition compromises your ability to get to the bathroom in time
  • Temporary: Spicy food or other substances may temporarily overstimulate your bladder

How Can I Treat Urinary Incontinence?

Dr. Epstein conducts a thorough physical and pelvic examination to determine the cause of your urinary incontinence. She may also conduct blood and urine tests and recommend an ultrasound study. Based on her diagnosis, she may advocate for lifestyle changes such as:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding allergenic or stimulating foods and beverages
  • Increasing fiber intake to reduce constipation
  • Performing pelvic floor exercises  
  • Eliminating or controlling underlying disease
  • Training your bladder to function optimally

How Does a Gynecologist Treat Urinary Incontinence?

If lifestyle changes don’t work, or won’t address the underlying cause of your incontinence, Dr. Epstein may recommend medical treatments. Interventions that can help include:

  • Medications that relax bladder muscles or correct hormonal imbalances
  • Medical devices you wear in your urethra to prevent leakage
  • BOTOX® to relax overactive bladder muscles
  • Nerve stimulators to control urge incontinence
  • Surgery to correct structural abnormalities
  • MonaLisa Touch to rejuvenate bladder tissues

How Does MonaLisa Touch Resolve Urinary Incontinence?

MonaLisa Touch is a state-of-the-art D-Pulse CO2 laser that rejuvenates your tissues by stimulating them to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Treatment with MonaLisa Touch revitalizes the tissues in your vagina and surrounding areas, including the urinary tract and bladder. Your urinary tract becomes stronger, more resilient, and less prone to incontinence and other problems.

Don’t be embarrassed, uncomfortable, or increase your risk for bladder infections due to urinary incontinence. Get treatment by contacting Dr. Epstein for a consultation via online form or by calling her helpful staff.

What we offer

Gynecological Services