Some people with neurological disorders experience difficulty with urination. This is known as neurogenic bladder. This can occur in patients that are diagnosed with a brain injury, brain or spinal cord tumors, herniated disks, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and various orthopaedic conditions. At UT Southwestern, our neurourology specialists provide state-of-the-art treatments for patients with neurogenic bladder and related pelvic-floor problems.
It is important to effectively manage neurogenic bladder to help prevent complications such as urinary stones, recurrent urinary tract infections, and kidney failure.
Neurogenic bladder conditions treated at UT Southwestern Medical Center include:
- Dysuria (pain or discomfort when urinating)
- Kidney failure
- Kidney infection
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary stones
- Urinary tract infections
- Urine retention
- VUR (vesicoureteral reflux)
Innovative Neuro-urology Care
We draw referrals from all parts of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and the East and West Coasts. For complex bladder reconstruction in the setting of neurological disease, we are a major referral center for Texas and Oklahoma.
UT Southwestern was the first in North Texas to offer the botulinum toxin injection for neurogenic bladder in men and women, and we are currently involved in clinical trials utilizing botulinum toxin for bladder disorders.
UT Southwestern also offers a clinical trials program. Patients who qualify for a study may be offered therapies that show particular promise in treating their neurogenic bladder conditions years before they are available to the public.
By carefully evaluating each patient and using a team of specialists to assess specific conditions, our physicians are able to provide effective and compassionate care. The Neurourology Program offers each patient a unique treatment plan designed to achieve an optimal rehabilitation and an improved quality of life.