Apollo Hospitals Organises FEBICON – International Conference on Female Bladder Dysfunction and Incontinence


Apollo Hospitals Chennai organized FEBICON an international conference on female bladder Dysfunction and Incontinence in Chennai on 26th August 2019. Leading National and International Urologist, Gynecologist, Urogynaecologists,Pelvic floor Physiotherapists and other specialists participated and discussed the comprehensive approach to bladder and continence care.

The conference was organized under the leadership of Dr.Meera Ragavan, Consultant Obstetrician, Urogynecologist and Robotic Surgeon Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and world’s leading experts in the field of robotic surgery andpelvic reconstructive surgery Prof. Mauro Cervigni and Prof. Jean Jacques Wyndaele were the lead speakers at the conference.

Urinary incontinence is an underdiagnosed and underreported problem that increases with age—affecting 50-84% of the elderly. Urinary incontinence affects millions of women in India, affecting their daily quality of life. Modern medicine has brought hope for those struggling with an irregular urge or release of urine. This conference discussed the new treatment options available to treat urinary incontinence. Types of urinary incontinence include.

Stress incontinence. Urine leaks when one exerts pressure on the bladder by coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.

Urge incontinence. Having a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Frequent urination(including throughout the night). Urge incontinence may be caused by a minor condition, such as infection, or a more-severe condition such as a neurologic disorder or diabetes.

Overflow incontinence. Experiencing frequent or constant dribbling of urine due to a bladder that doesn’t empty completely.

Functional incontinence. A physical or mental impairment keeps one from making it to the toilet in time.

Mixed incontinence. You experience more than one type of urinary incontinence.

Speaking about the conference,Dr. Dr.Meera Ragavan, Consultant Obstetrician, Urogynecologist and Robotic Surgeon Apollo Hospitals, said “Urogynaecology is an evolving hybrid sub-Specialitythat deals with sensitive, embarrassing, chronic quality of life issues. Hence, we organize such CME programmes creating a platform for public awareness and awareness among health care professional and allied health care providers to ensure a multifaceted approach in managing such issues. Lifestyle modifications, Physiotherapy, medical and surgical interventions are the solutions offered to the patients suffering from Urinary Incontinence.”

About Apollo Hospitals:

It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 71 Hospitals, 3300 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care clinics  and 150 Diagnostic centers, 110  plus Telemedicine Centres, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.

Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.

For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.

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