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. This procedure 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 muscle. When injected in the face it paralyzes the muscles in the face to reduce wrinkles.

    When the bladder contracts where we are not ready for it to contract, it can cause urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia, and urge urinary incontinence. By injecting botox into the bladder it paralyzes the bladder muscle and can reduce Overactive Bladder symptoms (urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia) and urge urinary incontinence.

  • 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.

    Dr. Stone will perform a cystoscopy, which is a small camera that is placed inside the bladder. A very thin needle is used to inject the Botox solution into 20 different areas along the bladder wall. Most women do not find this painful.

    Sometimes, after injection, it can be difficult to empty your bladder. His staff will teach you how to use a catheter. The chance of needing to use a catheter at home in the short-term is 4-5%.

    Botox doesn’t work immediately and can sometimes take a few days for the effects to start working.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Testimonials

Debra
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"He actually took the time and listened to me. After the exam he told me that he wanted to try another pessary before committing to surgery. He fit one in and it worked! I haven't felt this good in years. I'm so so grateful to him!"
Madeline
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"He is one of the most caring docs I've ever been to. I've been struggling with this problem for years and have been to 3 docs before I saw him."
Sandy
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"Dr. Stone is a really good doctor. After I had the urethra sling surgery Dr Stone called me at home to see how I was doing. The office staff is good. Dr Stone's nurse Iris is really good she returns calls. I will refer my family and friends to this office."
Debra
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"Dr. Stone has been wonderful. I was very hesitant at first to see a man but he put me completely at ease. I was able to speak to him about my problem with leakage. He discussed several options and gave me choices which I loved. Eventually I decided on surgery. The surgery went well and I finally have my life back again."
Tina
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"I highly recommend him. I will be referring all my loved ones if ever they develop problems."
Betsy
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"He put us at ease about the surgery by really explaining the procedure in detail to me, my husband and my daughter. He made me feel like I was his only patient."
Joyce
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"Awesome!! Would give him 10 stars!!!!! Dr. Stone took the time to fully explain medical procedures. He patiently answered all my questions."
Alice
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"His bed-side manner put me at ease discussing a very embarrassing topic. I'd recommend him to anyone."
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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.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone today

One of our staff members will contact you directly. If you have any concerns requiring immediate attention, please don’t hesitate to call us at 602-788-1521.

Dr. Stone is also offering Telemedicine visits. Call to schedule today.

Office location

Valley Urogynecology Associates

1616 East Maryland Avenue

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.