Jackson Hospital Offers Botox for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder
(October 1, 2013) Jackson Hospital has advanced its urological services by offering the use of Botox to treat and control overactive bladders. The decision to begin Botox was made after Dr. John Chacko, urologist with Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties, conducted an extensive review of procedures and operations that would reduce urinary incontinence.“
The addition of Botox for urinary incontinence is a great example of how we provide top of-the line technology that enables us to offer our patients quality care,” said Dr. Chacko. When Botox is injected into the bladder muscle, it causes the muscle to relax, increasing the bladder’s storage capacity. As a result urinary incontinence is reduced.
For the right patient, after an evaluation in the office, this outpatient procedure can be performed in less than thirty minutes, and allows the patient to return to normal activities quickly. Dr. Chacko, staff urologist at Jackson Hospital, explains “Treatment with Botox can be repeated when the benefits from the previous treatment have decreased, but there should be at least 12 weeks between treatments. “ Overactive bladders affect 33 million men and women in the United States.