Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor to treat urinary incontinence is a new and successful treatment offered by the North Shore-LIJ’s urogynecology division. This procedure has proven effective in treating urinary incontinence, bladder pain and interstitial cystitis in women.

During pelvic floor electrical stimulation, a low-grade electrical current stimulates the muscles to contract, essentially creating the same muscle movement as a Kegel exercise. This movement strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, which can improve how well the urethra can hold back urine and can relax bladder activity that causes urge incontinence.

To locate a North Shore-LIJ urogynecologist or schedule an appointment, visit Our Physicians or  Appointment Request.