AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 9 (September)

Transurethral Radiofrequency (RF) Micro-Remodeling of the Female Bladder Neck and Proximal Urethra for Stress Urinary Incontinence (September 2009)

September 2009 pages 8-10 Transurethral Radiofrequency (RF) Micro-Remodeling of the Female Bladder Neck and Proximal Urethra for Stress Urinary Incontinence The FDA recently approved transurethral radiofrequency (RF) bladder neck and urethra micro-remodeling for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) due to bladder outlet hypermobility. This treatment, typically performed using local anesthesia or conscious sedation, offers a nonsurgical, minimally invasive alternative for females with SUI who have failed other conservative nonsurgical treatments or may not be viable candidates for surgery. The current nonsurgical options available to these patients are conservative treatment methods such as Kegel exercises or other...

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