Bladder Botox Specialist
Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG
Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Daniel Stone, MD performs Botox injection into the bladder for patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas. These procedures can help patients that suffer from Overactive Bladder and Urge Urinary Incontinence who have failed medications.
Bladder Botox Q&A
What is Botox and how does it work in the bladder?
Botox is a drug made from a toxin called botulinum toxin. It works by paralyzing the muscle. When injected in the face it paralyzes the muscles in the face to reduce wrinkles.
How is the procedure performed?
Dr. Stone does this procedure in his office. No anesthesia besides local anesthesia is needed. You can eat and drink as you would normally before the procedures. It takes about 20 minutes to perform.
Who are good candidates for bladder botox injections?
Dr. Stone reserves this treatment for women who have tried and failed conservative treatment and medical treatment. It is also contraindicated in pregnant patients
How long does Botox last?
Botox will last 6-12 months depending on the person. It usually slowly wears off over time. Once it wears off, Dr. Stone will repeat it in the office.
How successful is bladder botox?
Bladder botox is very successful and 90% of women get improvement.
What are the alternatives to botox?
There are a couple of alternatives to botox injection into the bladder.
- Sacral nerve stimulation – This is an implanted device into the buttocks with a connected wire that stimulates the sacral nerves.
- Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) - This is a series of treatments done in the office where the nerve by your ankle will be stimulated with a very small needle.
What are the risks of botox?
Overall botox injection into the bladder is very safe and effective. However, there are a few risks and side effects that Dr. Stone will discuss with you.
- Trouble emptying your bladder – This happens in about 4-5 % of patients. If this happens, you may need to catheterize your bladder to help it empty. This usually resolves in 1-2 weeks
- Urinary tract infections – This happens in 15% of patients that get botox injections into the bladder. If you experience burning of urination, changes in urine color or urine smell, chills, or fevers, call Dr. Stone and he can easily treat this with antibiotics.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept most insurance policies for your convenience. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your individual benefits and any copays or coinsurance that are part of your plan. Patients are responsible for notifying our office if a specific plan requires precertification, preauthorization, or a referral (especially HMOs). Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to verify your provider network participation as insurance carriers change policies often.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-1302
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM
Main: (602) 788-1521
Fax: (602) 688-5420
Conveniently located just off Highway 51 on Maryland Avenue just East of 16TH Street between East Bethany Home Road and East Glendale Avenue.