Dr. Eilber shares her motivation to care for women who suffer from urinary incontinence.
What I really like to hear is patients say they got their life back. What I don’t like to hear is patients saying, I just wished I had done it sooner, and if it’s one thing that I can strongly encourage women to do is if you are bothered by it now, you are going to be more bothered in five years, and you will be very regretful had you not done it sooner.
And especially the patients who are in their 60s, maybe early 70s, they postpone it until maybe their health is not so good, but they finally have to do it, and they really feel like they had missed some of their quote-unquote golden years because of the 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.