Dr. Eilber discusses if a woman is likely to develop urinary incontinence after having a hysterectomy.
Certain risk factors for incontinence include age, gravity, meaning the number of pregnancies you’ve had, parity, the actual number of deliveries, and prior pelvic surgeries. Hysterectomy is an extremely common surgery performed. When hysterectomy is performed for non-cancerous reasons, the risk of a woman developing incontinence afterwards is minimal. However, if a woman has a hysterectomy because of cancer, depending on the extent of the cancer operation, she may be at more risk for postoperative urinary incontinence.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D., is one of the few board certified female urologists in the Los Angeles area that is fellowship trained in the treatment of incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and female pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Eilber received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed a urology residency and fellowship also at UCLA.
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.