In this health video you will learn about an innovative new procedure that could solve your incontinence problems.
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Jennifer Matthews: When she wants to relax, Joan Martin browses the bookstore. Joan Martin: I just love books, and I go from one interest to the next. Jennifer Matthews: Until recently, enjoying her time here leisurely was impossible. Joan Martin: First thing I did when I came to the bookstore was look for the restroom. Jennifer Matthews: She's not racing to the restroom anymore, thanks to a new treatment for her incontinence. Dr. Steven Petrou: Well, the benefit and attractiveness of the procedure is that it's much easier. Jennifer Matthews: The procedure involves inserting a needle and tip of a scope into the urethra. This beady material, called durasphere, is injected. Dr. Steven Petrou: By injecting that, it will provide a tighter seal in this area. It would be very similar to putting a brand new washer in a leaking faucet. Jennifer Matthews: Urologist Steven Petrou says there are many benefits to this procedure. There's no incision, no bandages, and no hospital stay. Plus, the results last, because the body doesn't absorb durasphere. Dr. Steven Petrou: If I can offer a patient something with a scope and a needle where they go home the same day, I think that's a breakthrough to help them get back to the lifestyle they desire. Jennifer Matthews: Joan noticed a difference right away. Joan Martin: I don't have to check out the restrooms in every store. I've seen a lot of them in my day. Jennifer Matthews: Now, she can relax and enjoy a good book. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.