MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT FOR STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE
At Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center’s Women’s Bladder Control Center of Excellence Dr. Robert Pugach offers Lyrette™ for women diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The Lyrette™ transurethral SUI system is the only FDA approved, in-office treatment for SUI.
Clinical studies demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the Lyrette™ transurethral SUI system. These studies document that:
- 3 out of 4 women treated with Lyrette™ significantly reduce or eliminate leaks.
- Nearly 60% are able to discontinue pad or diaper use.
- No serious complications have been reported in any clinical studies.
- Results are durable for a least 3 years.
Dr. Robert Pugach offers the Lyrette™ procedure as an alternative to surgery to address stress urinary incontinence without the risks associated with general anesthesia, surgical implants, and the long recovery periods required after surgery. Patients are typically treated in Pacific Coast Urology’s modern procedure room, as this minimally invasive procedure doesn’t require a hospital operating room or surgical center.
How Does the Lyrette™ Procedure Work?
The Lyrette™ procedure utilizes low temperature radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen remodeling at the base of the bladder. After administering a local anesthetic (numbing of treatment area), Dr. Pugach inserts a small specially designed catheter through the woman’s urethra into the bladder.
During the in-office 10 minute treatment, the tissue at the base of the bladder is gently heated at a low temperature and causes the body’s natural collagen in the tissue to become firmer. The catheter-like device is immediately removed, and over the course of the next few weeks and months, the body’s natural healing process causes the tissue at the base of the bladder to become firmer and thus reduces or eliminates bladder leakage for most women.
Dr. Pugach advises women that no incisions or implants are needed. The entire ONE- time treatment, from preparation to leaving the office, lasts less than 30 minutes.
What are the advantages of the Lyrette™ Procedure? Lyrette™ is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment for stress urinary incontinence that requires:
- No anesthesia
- No surgery
- No incisions
- No implants
- No catheters
Most patients report improvements within 60 to 90 days, although some report symptom relief sooner.
What is the Recovery Process?
Dr. Pugach advises his patients treated with Lyrette™ to refrain from heavy lifting for 4 to 6 weeks after their procedures. Lifting too much or being too physically active sooner can cause the Lyrette™ procedure to be less effective.
Is the Lyrette™ Procedure Covered by Health Insurance?
The Lyrette™ Procedure is covered by Medicare in most states and by many other health insurance companies. Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center’s financial counselor will check your insurance company benefits without charge. We also offer affordable cash pricing if you do not have insurance or if it’s not a covered benefit.
Lyrette™ is just one of the remarkable treatment options we offer at our Women’s Bladder Control Center of Excellence.
To see if you are a candidate for Lyrette™ to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence, Call, 888.735.4336 or email us via our Contact Us Form.