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What Is Urinary Incontinence? - Dr. Sanz (VIDEO)

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Dr. Sanz introduces himself and explains what urinary incontinence is.

Dr. Sanz:
I’m Dr. Luis Sanz. I am a professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. I have a practice of urogynecology on urinary incontinence and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia. I have edited four books of surgery, one on the second edition. I have written more than 40 surgical papers and I have been nominated Ladies’ Home Journal a top physician in the United States, and one of the top, by the Washingtonian magazine, one of the top physicians in Washington.

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. It can be secondary to coughing, laughing, exercise, or sometimes it is just a sudden bladder contraction. So we have to identify which one is which, but it is the involuntary loss of urine.

Dr. Luis Sanz leads Urogynecology & Pelvic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, focusing on pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and prolapse (bulging) of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus. In addition to Dr. Sanz's particular interest in the subspecialty of Urogynecology, he also sees patients for standard gynecological exams and treatment.

Dr. Sanz is a Professor, Scholar Track, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also formerly served as Vice Chairman and Chief of the Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He was also Director of Georgetown's Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Clinic.

A member of AOA (Medical Honor Society), Dr. Sanz's prior academic appointments and professional experience also include: Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital and Director, Colposcopy Clinic and Gynecologic Cancer Detection Center (D.C. General Hospital, Georgetown University Service). Among the professional organizations to which Dr. Sanz belongs are: American Association of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecological Urology Society, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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