Office-Based Procedures

In order to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, Dr. Lauren Byrne has been trained and mastered the following procedures:

  • Vasectomy
  • Urolift Procedure
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Bladder Biopsies
  • Prostate Biopsies
  • Bladder Botox Injections
  • Peri Urethral Bulking Agent Injections
  • Urodynamics
  • Stage I Interstim Procedure
  • Biofeedback and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Vasectomy

Vasectomy is minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. After a vasectomy the testes still make sperm, but they are soaked up by the body. Each year, more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy for birth control. A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control, except abstinence. Click HERE to read more.

Bladder Botox Injections

Botox injection into the bladder is a well-established treatment for overactive bladder and urgency incontinence, including urgency incontinence associated with neurological disease. It is usually used when behavioral and exercise therapies and medications have not been effective in treating symptoms. Click HERE to read more.

Cystoscopy
Cystoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine the lining of your bladder and the tube that carries urine out of your body (urethra). A hollow tube (cystoscope) equipped with a lens is inserted into your urethra and slowly advanced into your bladder.
Urethral Dilation
Urethral dilation is a procedure to stretch the sides of the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from your bladder to outside your body. Sometimes scar tissue narrows the urethra. This is called urethral stricture. When the urethra is narrow, it’s hard for urine to pass through and out of your body.
Bladder Biopsies
A bladder biopsy is a procedure to obtain a sample of your bladder tissue. It is usually done during a cystoscopy, a procedure that examines the bladder with a lighted scope. After the tissue is removed, it is examined under a microscope.
Prostate Biopsies
A prostate biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland in men that produces fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. During a prostate biopsy a needle is used to collect a number of tissue samples from your prostate gland.
Urolift Procedure

Treatment with the UroLift® System uses a minimally invasive approach that provides rapid relief and recovery of BPH symptoms. It is an earlier treatment option that can get men off BPH medications and avoid major surgery. The goal of the UroLift System treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities. Click HERE to read more.

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is minor surgery to block sperm from reaching the semen that is ejaculated from the penis. Semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. After a vasectomy the testes still make sperm, but they are soaked up by the body. Each year, more than 500,000 men in the U.S. choose vasectomy for birth control. A vasectomy prevents pregnancy better than any other method of birth control, except abstinence. Click HERE to read more.

Peri Urethral Bulking Agent Injections
A procedure to treat SUI. It involves injection of a bulking agent around the walls of the urethra to narrow its width and help hold in urine. 2 Urethral bulking injections are usually performed at a doctor’s office. You do not need general anesthesia or a hospital stay.
Urodynamics
Urodynamics are a means of evaluating the pressure-flow relationship between the bladder and the urethra for the purpose of defining the functional status of the lower urinary tract. The ultimate goal of urodynamics is to aid in the correct diagnosis of lower urinary tract dusfunction based upon its pathophysiology.
Stage I Interstim Procedure

Interstim is an FDA-approved procedure, which has been shown to help women with urinary retention and overactive bladder. This two-phase procedure works by helping your brain communicate with your sacral nerves. Sacral nerves control the bladder and the nerves that help urinary function.

Dr. Byrne has the ability to perform a test trial period of nerve stimulation before the InterStim device is formally implanted. Dr. Byrne performs the test phase procedure in the office. She will numb a small area and insert a thin, flexible needle near the tailbone which will be attached to a wire placed near the sacral nerves. A small amount of electrical stimulation will test sensation to find the best placement. You can expect to feel a comfortable vibration, pulsing or tingling in the area of the vagina or rectum. The temporary testing wire is secured and you will have a remote to adjust the level of stimulation. 

The testing period takes about a week. During this time you will complete a bladder diary to track daily urinary habits.

If there is improvement in the urinary or fecal symptoms, the second stage of the procedure will be performed to implant the permanent battery in the upper part of the buttock. The battery is similar to a heart pacemaker.

With both procedures, you are able to go home the same day.

After both procedures you should limit activities for 7-10 days. This will allow for the placement of the device to settle, reducing risks. Activities to avoid include:

  • Twisting at the waist
  • Lifting more than 20 pounds
  • Bending from the waist to pick something up; bend from the knees instead
  • Reaching high above the head
  • Scrubbing floors or vacuuming
  • Aerobics or back exercises.

You can do normal walking and go up and down stairs after the procedure. Two weeks after the device is implanted a post-op appointment will check to see that the surgery was successful.

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Biofeedback and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle retraining is a treatment to help patients learn to strengthen or relax their pelvic floor muscles in order to improve bowel or bladder function and decrease some types of pelvic floor pain.

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