Female Urology of Nashville is, the United States’ first, all-female urological surgical group, board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. As the region’s recognized leaders in female urology, Drs. Marcy Abel, Tara Allen and Harriette Scarpero extend compassionate care in both medical and cosmetic urology. On Wednesday, September 5, the group will celebrate its one-year anniversary with an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. “We are dedicated to providing each patient with quality, patient-centered care, personalized to them,” said Lesley Haun, practice administrator. “Every patient is unique, and we believe...

Do you know what OAB is? It is an abbreviation for the term "overactive bladder." This term describes a collection of symptoms: urianary frequency, urgency and sometimes leakage with the urge. Maybe you have these symptoms and have tried treatments such as medication. There are many medicines on the market for OAB: oxybutynin, tolterodine (Detrol LA), solifenacin (Vesicare), darifenacin (Enablex), and trospium chloride (Sanctura). Some of you may already have symptom control from these medications, but some of you are looking for another option. In the past 3 months there are several new options! There is a new class of medication,...

On August 24, 2011 the FDA approved onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) for injection into the bladder for treatment of urinary incontinence due to bladder overactivity associated with a neurologic condition such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke and many other conditions. This approval makes a new option available in patients suffering with these conditions. It will be particularly useful in patients who cannot tolerate or received no benefit from the usual bladder relaxant medications called anticholinergics. I have been using Botox in the bladders of patients off-label (before FDA approval) for several years based on promising results in the...