OAB – Overactive Bladder Treatment Options in NYC for Men and Women

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4151.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.

What is OAB (Overactive Bladder)?

Overactive bladder (OAB) refers to urinary urgency symptoms, characterized by a sudden compelling desire to void that is difficult to postpone.  A patient may also experience frequent urination and urinary incontinence.

Overactive bladder is only diagnosed after other causes of similar symptoms such as UTI, bladder cancer, bladder and kidney stones are excluded.

How Common is OAB?

OAB is very common; 11-16% of all men and women experience symptoms of overactive bladder.  Symptoms of urge urinary incontinence are more common in women than in men. Urinary incontinence is more common in women over age 65 with OAB than in younger women or men.

What Causes OAB?

There are many causes of overactive bladder.  Symptoms of overactive bladder occur when there is an abnormal increase in sensitivity of the bladder or decreased ability of the bladder to store urine. OAB can also be caused by abnormal sudden, involuntary contraction of the bladder wall detrusor muscle, which causes you to void. The muscle seems to be “twitchy,” and it’s this hyper-reactivity of detrusor muscle in the bladder wall that causes you to feel you need to pee frequently and urgently even when the bladder is not full.

But life doesn’t have to be this way! Doctors at the New York Urology Specialists are here to help you change that.

Fortunately, there are many treatments, and one of them is with Botox for overactive bladder.

How Effective are the Treatments for OAB?

Effective treatment options are available for the treatment of overactive bladder symptoms.  While no treatment is 100% effective, different treatment options were different patients.  Sometimes a combination approach is necessary to get the problems under control.

Treatment Options for OAB offered at New York Urology Specialists:

We offer the most advanced treatment options for overactive bladder. Our experienced urologists have treated hundreds of men and women with overactive bladder.

  • Medications: anticholinergic medications (Detrol, Vesicare, oxybutynin,  B3 adrenergic agonists
  • Neuromodulation: Tibial nerve neuromodulation, Femoral nerve neuromodulation, Sacral nerve neuromodulation
  • Botox injections in the bladder detrusor muscle
  • Behavioral therapy: Timed voiding, bladder re-training, biofeedback.

Who does Overactive Bladder Affect?

Men and women of all ages can experience symptoms of OAB. Overactive bladder is rare in children.   As many as 20% of people over the age of 35 have symptoms of the overactive bladder at some point in their life. Around 63% of people with overactive bladder have urgency and frequency. The other 37% have wetting accidents (urge incontinence) as well as urgency and frequency.

  • Urinary urgency occurs when the muscles in the wall of the bladder contract suddenly and without volition. This makes you feel the need to urinate urgently – even if your bladder only contains a small amount of urine. It may also result from increased sensitivity of bladder nerves to urine in the bladder.
  • Urine leakage results when you cannot stop the urge to urinate – it may simply show as staining on your underwear or be a large amount of urine. Bladder control caused by urge urinary incontinence is a common problem in patients with OAB.  Many men and women wear pads or protective underwear to avoid embarrassment.

Stress incontinence is when your urine leaks out on straining, sneezing, or laughing. It is not uncommon after childbirth and in postmenopausal women. This is not the same as OAB – and the treatments are different. The two conditions (urge urinary incontinence and stress urinary incontinence) may often co-exist.

The Bottom Line on Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a common and unpleasant condition that affects many aspects of daily life.  Effective treatment options are available, from behavior therapy and oral medications to neuromodulation and Botox.

There is no reason why anyone should suffer from symptoms of an untreated overactive bladder. Botox is a safe and effective treatment for overactive bladder, improving the symptoms of frequency, urgency, and urge incontinence. If treatment with oral drugs is unsatisfactory, then Botox should be considered.  For a small number of patients for whom Botox does not work, tibial nerve neuromodulation and sacral nerve neuromodulation offer effective treatment alternatives.

Did you know? Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed over 1,000 bladder, kidney, penile, and prostate surgeries, including Interstim sacral neuromodulation, bladder tumor removal, slings for urinary incontinence, Botox for OAB, artificial urinary sphincter, Urolift, and prostate enucleation.  He performs 150-200 surgeries a year.

Where to Get Treatment for OAB in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day treatment of urinary problems for men and women.  Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4151 or make an appointment online.  

We perform Interstim sacral neuromodulation, bladder tumor removal, slings for urinary incontinence, Botox for OAB, artificial urinary sphincter.  We offer treatment for bladder stones, urinary retention, frequent urination, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, painful urination, prostatitis, frequent UTI, and pelvic pain. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments.

Our appointment costs are affordable with or without insurance.  We offer free insurance verification.

We perform cystoscopy, pelvic sonogram, and bladder ultrasound in our office.  We offer Botox for bladder control, Urolift procedure, Rezum water-vapor procedure in our office.   We treat urinary and erection problems. We offer confidential appointments.

Read Real Stories of Men and Women who Underwent Treatment for Overactive Bladder at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories:  Frequent UTI and bladder pain in a 43-year-old woman.

Read RealStories:  Frequent urination and slow urine stream in a 49-year-old man. 

Read RealStories:  Pain with urination and after ejaculation for 1 year in a 36-year-old man.

Read RealStories:  32-year-old woman with a constant need to urinate and urinary leakage.

Cost of Bladder OAB Treatment without Insurance

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer affordable treatment. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs. 

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer flat-fee, ‘all-costs-included’ procedures such as cystoscopy, bladder biopsy, urodynamic studies, bladder ultrasound, Botox for bladder problems, and many more.  The procedures are performed in our office under local anesthesia or sedation. Men and women from other states can save thousands of dollars over local hospital fees by coming to New York Urology Specialists for treatment.  Please contact us for current prices and discounts for patients without insurance or with high insurance deductibles.

Cost of Treatment and Insurance

Inexpensive Urologist Visit CostAt New York Urology Specialists, we offer affordable treatment for men and women. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs. 

We accept many health insurance plans.  We would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits and provide you with detailed information on your health plan’s coverage.  Financing options and credit options are available to help you pay for medical care.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of OAB?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men and women with symptoms of frequent urination, urge to pee,  urinary incontinence, UTI, and other urinary problems using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and surgery.  
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treating urinary problems, erection problems in men, and sexual problems in women.
  • We offer treatment options for frequent urination, overactive bladder, bladder pain, pelvic pain, and prostatitis in our office.  Office procedures avoid the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.  
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office, which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive experience: Thousands of men and women have been treated successfully with Botox injections for frequent urination, tibial nerve neuromodulation, Interstim sacral neuromodulation, bladder stone removal, kidney stone lithotripsy, urethral sling, and artificial urinary sphincter.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are conveniently located within a 30-60 minute commute to men and women seeking treatment for bladder control problems, enlarged prostate, bladder cancer, urinary, and cancer treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

What do Urinary Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of urinary problems and before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Overactive Bladder Treatment at New York Urology Specialists

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4151.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.

Dr. Shteynshlyuger MD is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating urinary problems in men and women.   He has performed hundreds of urethral, bladder, and kidney surgeries, including cystoscopy, Interstim sacral neuromodulation, bladder tumor removal, slings for urinary incontinence, Botox for OAB, artificial urinary sphincter, surgery for enlarged prostate, and many other procedures.  

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best urology doctor
by on Feb 14, 2021

Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is the best urology doctor there is. He is attentive, analytical, knowledgeable and skillful. Very confidential with a masterfully professional staff. I would not hesitate in recommending Dr Shteynshlyuger to the world because I am a satisfied patient of his.

Very Pleased
by on Jan 21, 2021

Very Pleased, I couldn’t have asked for more from Dr. S as well as everyone in the office, The procedure and after was a dream with Dr. S. If you are on the fence, I can tell you, that you will love your experience with Dr. S

by on Jan 11, 2021


finally able to enjoy life again
by on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Alex absolutely changed my life and restored my faith in doctors. When my condition first started I saw four different urologists over a period of about 6 months. All four either laughed me out of their office saying there’s nothing they could do to help, that my pain was normal, or prescribed me something that did not help or made everything worse. I prepared to live my life (22 years old now) with chronic pain that made participating in every day activities extremely difficult. Finally after getting the courage to start looking for new doctors again I found Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and decided to give his office a call. I proceeded to see him shortly after my call, and now a few visits and months later I am finally able to enjoy life again. Dr. Alex took the time to do the tests that other doctors did not even mention. He took different approaches, gave well explained answers to all of my questions, and made me feel like there are some doctors who really do care. On top of all of that he has some of the most helpful and kind staff I have come across. I cannot stress enough how thankful I am for Dr. Alex!

No pain at all
by on Nov 25, 2020

This was a very fast and easy process. No pain at all and the job was very well done. He stays on top of your progress and helps to heal faster. I will definitely recommend Dr Alex at all times!!!

Great place
by on Nov 09, 2020

Very friendly staff, A great experience from the front desk to seeing the doctor. Dr.Shteynshlyuger is very professional and makes you comfortable when you’re in the room. He answers every question with detail. Great place..

I am very happy with this doctor.
by on Aug 12, 2020

I am very happy with this doctor. He is very patient and he understood all my problems. He also answered my questions and gave me some good advice.

very friendly staff
by on Apr 12, 2020

excellent doctor and all very friendly staff

2 years free of any UTI
by on Apr 09, 2020

This urologist has helped me for my constant UTI’s He gave me a few tests, diagnosed the problem and now I’m 2 years free if any UTI. A kind, intelligent, caring doctor LucretiaLaMura

Doctor Shteynshlyuger provided me with the care I needed
by on Mar 11, 2020

The staff is very professional. Doctor Shteynshlyuger provided me with the care I needed. The wait, visits, and instructions were brief. I followed his instructions and my issue was resolved. As a patient exercise patience. Follow the instructions and be honest about your condition and what you hope to accomplish be visiting. Thanks again Doctor.

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by on Jan 24, 2020

Thank you doc !!!
by on Aug 14, 2019

Great doctor, good bedside manner and always felt comfortable talking to him and the staff. Great location and affordable prices. Thank you doc !!!

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Office very convenient location
by on Aug 13, 2019

Office very convenient location Don’t have to wait for long Staff very friendly Dr shteynshyuer very experienced I had my serviced done in 3 visits now I feel good now Than you Dr. shteynhlyuger

by on Jul 15, 2019

I was very satisfied with the rezum surgery.

by on Jul 09, 2019

Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!

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by on Jul 06, 2019

I am a 54 year-old male who is extremely happy with my care at New York Urology Specialists. I came to see Dr. Alex out of near desperation after consulting with three other urologists. Literally over one night, I began experiencing severe penile pain and burning. None of the other urologists were able to help diagnose what my problem was and seemingly didn't take my problem very seriously. In fact, one of them specifically told me at it had nothing to do with my prostate. After 6 weeks of suffering, I saw Dr. Alex. He examined me and gave me some tests and lab work. He very quickly ascertained that my problem was due to an enlarged prostate. He proscribed medicine to deal with my pain in the short-term and keep my prostate size in check over the long-term. My problem quickly disappeared. Today, 5 years later, I feel great. Dr, Alex listens to you as a patient, takes your opinion and health concerns seriously and knows his field inside-and-out so that you can get proper treatment for your problem. I can't thank him enough for diagnosing and solving my malady - you sometimes can't appreciate a problem until you have it. Getting rid of it and getting back to normal is so important - I am so glad that I saw Dr. Alex for my problem.

Highly grateful
by on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very patient, understanding and caring doctor. I came to take opinion on my father’s treatment going on in my home country. Highly satisfied from his responses. He even responded to so many of my queries through patient portal . Highly grateful.

Great follow ups
by on Mar 17, 2019

Overall, I am happy with the services provided by Dr. Alex and his office staff. They are second to none when regarding follow-ups and getting back to you promptly, which is definitely not always the case with specialists. Furthermore, living abroad, he has offered to continue to treat me via skype and through email, which has been hugely helpful considering the medical care where I live is not as comprehensive as in the United States.

by on Jan 28, 2019

Absolutely amazing!

Rezum procedure
by on Oct 24, 2018

I have been a patient of another Urologist for years, with no positive results. Then I learned about Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger through a TV newscast. I immediately decided to have a consultation with him. Best decision I ever made!!! Dr. Alex performed the Rezum procedure and has literally changed my life. I highly recommend Dr. Alex and his staff to anyone who wants the most caring, capable and result oriented urological medical care. Thumbs up to Dr. Alex and staff!!!!!!!!!

Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional
by on Sep 15, 2018

Wyts Wyts recommends New York Urology Specialists via Facebook. September 15, 2018 · Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional staff members. This office i highly recommend for any and all Urology matters. Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is very professional and knowledgable easy to communicate with. Thanks Dr Alex

by on Aug 16, 2018

Outstanding service

A very good doctor
by on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyugerand is careful, patient, experienced. Uses innovative approaches, that actually yield results. He is indeed a good doctor, in every sense

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by on Apr 11, 2018

I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.

by on Nov 19, 2017

I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.

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by on Sep 14, 2017

I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.

Urination problem
by on Aug 25, 2017

Thank you New York Urology Specialists for helping with my problem. The doctor and the staff are great!

Worth the wait
by on Nov 15, 2014

I went to see Dr. Shteynshlyuger for a second opinion about a urinary problem after having a continuing issue for many months that wasn\'t getting better. He seemed very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Cons: If you\'re not the first patient the wait can be LONG.

Thank you
by on Jul 03, 2014

Since starting the [medications], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years.

Excellent doctor
by on Jul 03, 2014

I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.

My cramps and burning are gone
by on May 23, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex – Since starting the [treatment], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years. Charles M. Date: 2013

Thank you for excellent care
by on Jan 07, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013

We appreciate all that you did to help my dad
by on Sep 17, 2012

Dear Dr. Alex – I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all of the care you have gave to my father during his illness. We appreciate all that you did to help my dad through his illness. We wanted to be sure to let you know how much it meant to us. Sincerely Joanne R.

We love you!
by on Feb 16, 2012

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.

Urinary Problem Treatment for Men and Women With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in evaluating and treating bladder and prostate problems in men and women’s health concerns, including sexual problems and urinary problems.  We understand the challenges that urinary and sexual problems create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for bladder control problems that fit your needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in treating men and women with urinary problems and sexual problems, including bladder leakage problems, urge to pee, incomplete bladder emptying, and frequent urination. By virtue of our experience and skill, we can offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the urinary tract.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for urinary and sexual problems.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Urinary Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4151 or make an appointment online

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained, board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluating and treating urinary and bladder problems in men and women.  He uses modern, effective, and proven treatment methods.  We offer cystoscopy, urodynamics, bladder sonogram, and treatment for bladder incontinence. We perform procedures such as Botox for OAB, Interstim neuromodulation, Rezum for BPH, prostate enucleation for enlarged prostate, bladder tumor removal, and Urolift procedure.  

He has successfully treated hundreds of men and women with symptoms of frequent urination during the day and excessive urination at night.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4151.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Same-day virtual video appointments and in-person appointments are available.


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