Are those frequent, sudden urges to use the restroom disrupting your life’s rhythm? At KCUC, we understand the frustrations of dealing with an overactive bladder, and we’re here to provide you with a solution that can restore your comfort and confidence. Our specialized Botox treatments for overactive bladder offer a proven path to regain control over your daily routine.

You can have a life without the constant interruptions, the anxiety of finding the nearest restroom, and the hesitation to participate in activities you love. With our carefully administered Botox injections, you can experience a significant reduction in urinary urgency and frequency, allowing you to focus on what truly matters to you. The experienced medical team at KCUC is dedicated to tailoring each treatment to your unique needs, ensuring your safety and well-being throughout the process.

We know that seeking relief from an overactive bladder is more than just a medical decision – it’s a choice to reclaim your life’s moments without interruption. Join countless other Kansas City patients who have already found renewed freedom through our Botox treatments. Say goodbye to the limitations an overactive bladder imposes and hello to a life where you’re in control.

It’s time to step into a future unburdened by bladder concerns – and KCUC is here to guide you every step of the way.

What Is Botox and How Is It Used to Treat Overactive Bladder?

Botox is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, and related species. It has been refined to be a useful and powerful muscle relaxant in several medical disciplines. Perhaps the most well-known application is in plastic surgery, used to relax facial muscles, which cause wrinkles. Since about 2012 urologists have been using a Botox preparation to help relax bladder muscles for patients with refractory overactive bladder symptoms.

When it comes to addressing urge incontinence or the bothersome overactive bladder, Botox is a viable solution, especially for those who haven’t found success with alternative treatments. When traditional avenues fall short in curbing involuntary urine leakage or taming an overactive bladder, Botox steps in as a potential game-changer. By effectively interrupting the nerve signals within the bladder that trigger the untimely release of urine, Botox brings relief and effectively curbs involuntary leaks. It’s not just about treating symptoms; it’s about regaining control over your moments and leaving involuntary leaks in the past.

How is it done?

A diluted sterile preparation of Botox is injected into the bladder wall through a small sterile scope inserted under local anesthesia into the bladder. The 10-minute outpatient procedure uses a local numbing gel, followed by 15 to 20 one ml. injections in different areas of the bladder muscle. Most patients tolerate this well and do not require sedation.

Is it dangerous?

Careful studies were done before the FDA approved Botox for use in the bladder. It is very safe and effective. In a small number of patients, the bladder becomes over relaxed and urinary retention is possible. There can be a small amount of bleeding at the injection sites, but it generally is minimal and lasts less than a day.

What can I expect after my Botox Treatment?

There will be some early improvement with less overactive bladder symptoms, but the greatest benefit comes at about 1 week. Botox will remain active in the bladder wall for about 6 months and can then be repeated. There is no known limit to the number of treatments a patient may have. Botox is a good alternative for patients who are not able to take or did not benefit from oral medications.

Areas We Serve

With over 20 experienced urologist and oncologist office locations in Kansas and Missouri, the doctors at Kansas City Urology Care proudly offer botox treatment options for overactive bladder in Kansas City, Overland Park, Emporia, Grandview, Leavenworth, Clinton, Liberty, Olathe, Lexington, Harrisonville, Lee’s Summit, North, KC, Independence, MO, and throughout the entire KC metro.

When should I call the doctor’s office after the procedure?

  • Call for fever over 101 F
  • If you are have trouble with retaining urine
  • For burning stinging or foul odor to the urine
  • For bleeding more than light reddish urine