Urology Women's Health | The University of Kansas Hospital There is necessary focus on women’s health in some key areas, such as cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis. Yet, incontinence, as related to prolapse, has as tremendous impact on quality of life and economics. Daily urinary incontinence affects up to 15% of women over the age of 45. The prevalence increases with age and peaks at 49-52 years. It actually ranks third behind stroke and Alzheimer's disease for effects on quality of life. Unfortunately, only 25% of women will actually discuss their incontinence with their physician. By the time voiding dysfunction raises its “ugly head,” less than 50% are using absorbent pads, 40% are seeking out the location of toilets on outings and 30% are attempting voiding manipulation. These conditions can overcome their personal and professional lives, leading to depression in up to 60% of women. From an economic perspective, the annual direct healthcare costs of urinary incontinence (treatment, care, hospital admissions, complications, diagnosis) are higher than equivalent costs of breast cancer, pneumonia and influenza combined. 50-75% is spent on resources for incontinence management, i.e., pads, protection and laundry. We are committed to recognizing, diagnosing and managing the urological issues that affect a large portion of the female population. Drs. Tomas Griebling and Priya Padmanabhan are board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians who are locally and nationally involved with advancing the quality of treatment and improving patients’ quality of life as it relates to incontinence, prolapse and other complex female reconstructive issues. Our other urologists are specialists in different aspects of female health: cancer, stone disease and other benign urological conditions. Please browse the links and contact numbers on our website. We hope this is informative and helpful as you address any concerns you have. The following specialists deal with issues in the following areas: Female Incontinence: Dr. Griebling, Dr. Padmanabhan Prolapse: Dr. Padmanabhan, Dr. Griebling Mesh Erosion: Dr. Griebling, Dr. Padmanabhan Overactive Bladder: Dr. Griebling, Dr. Padmanabhan Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndrome: Dr. Griebling, Dr. Weigel Urinary Tract Infections: Dr. Griebling, Dr. Padmanabhan, Dr. Weigel, Dr. Christenson Urinary Fistulas: Dr. Padmanabhan, Dr. Broghammer, Dr. Griebling Spinal Cord Injury and Bladder Function: Dr. Griebling Bladder Cancer: Dr. Holzbeierlein, Dr. Mirza, Dr. Thrasher Adrenal and Kidney Cancer: Dr. Duchene, Dr. Holzbeierlein, Dr. Mirza, Dr. Thrasher Stone Disease: Dr. Duchene, Dr. Nangia, Dr. Christenson If you have any other questions about Women's Health or our services, please contact us.