Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder Clinic

Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder Clinic

Neurogenic bladder is a condition of the bladder in which the nerves that are supposed to carry messages from the bladder to the brain do not work properly, causing difficulty or inability to urinate without the use of a catheter or other method.  This type of bladder dysfunction - which may cause urine leakage, inability to urinate, and infection of the bladder or kidneys - often is caused by diseases of the central nervous system, such as spina bifida, but may also be caused by spinal cord injury.

With more than 25 years of experience we offer a comprehensive evaluation which includes urodynamics testing to evaluate the bladder.  During these tests, a small catheter is placed into the child's bladder which is then filled with a sterile liquid. These tests allow us to evaluate the bladder volume and pressure, as well as the bladder's ability to empty by measuring the bladder muscle contractions. Once the testing is completed, we develop a treatment regimen that is individualized for the child based on the test results and also the child's symptoms or complaints.