AFTER CANCER CARE WELLNESS

The After Cancer Care Wellness Program

The After Cancer Care Wellness Program (ACCWP) is specifically designed for patients who have had cancer treatment. It serves to lower the risk of cancer recurrence and improve overall wellness after treatment.

The ACCWP will help you improve your prognosis and reduce your chances of all-cause mortality.

This program completes your journey through cancer by reinforcing and extending the success of your primary treatment. It complements your cancer treatment by implementing a guided, evidence-based lifestyle plan that decreases the likelihood of further cancer formation. The ACCWP is especially helpful for patients with biochemical recurrence (e.g., PSA rising after primary prostate cancer treatment) as it aims to stabilize cancer progression.

If this service appeals to you, contact my secretary Erica.

Phone: 646.490.0536

Email: Erica@drgeo.com

 

To determine whether this program is right for you, email Dr.Geo at geoespinosa@drgeo.com.

Note: With so many emails Geo cannot promise a timely response.

 

BIOFEEDBACK

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a way of measuring bodily states and displaying it so that one can easily respond to it. Generally speaking, biofeedback uses electrodes to gather information on involuntary body processes such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, perspiration, skin temperature, and muscle tension. That information is displayed on a monitor that both you and your doctor are watching. With your doctor’s guidance, you use that feedback to gain better control over your body. Biofeedback has proven helpful in addressing many conditions, among them high blood pressure, depression, headaches, chronic pain, and urinary incontinence.

Biofeedback for Male Urinary Incontinence

Biofeedback is used to treat incontinence by helping you learn to control and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which play a crucial role in bladder control. Urinary incontinence can occur if those muscles are too weak to properly control bladder function or are not responding properly.

A combination of biofeedback techniques and Kegel exercises, pelvic floor therapy teaches patients to contract muscles in the pelvic floor more efficiently, resulting in improved bladder control.

This therapy can help people with stress incontinence, in which the bladder leaks because the muscles cannot withstand the stress of actions like sneezing, coughing, laughing, or lifting heavy objects. Biofeedback also is helpful in addressing urge incontinence, in which people regularly experience the strong and sudden need to urinate. In both cases, biofeedback directs you to the specific muscle groups you need to strengthen in order to help control urine flow.

Studies have found that biofeedback can improve bladder control and reduce urinary incontinence by as much as 94 percent.

How Biofeedback works

The therapy begins by attaching electrodes to your body. In some cases, small sensors are placed near your anus, where the pelvic floor muscles are closest to the skin. You then begin performing a series of pelvic floor exercises designed to strengthen those muscles. The sensors provide feedback on a computer screen or through audio tones that tell you whether you are contracting the right muscles. Biofeedback treatments for urinary incontinence generally last about 30 minutes.

Biofeedback After Prostate Surgery

Biofeedback can be especially helpful in men who are still leaking after prostatectomy.  Using this technique at our clinic, we have successfully treated hundreds of men suffering from urinary incontinence after prostate removal.

As part of or Prostate Surgery Integrative Program (PSIP), biofeedback guided exercises are offered to patients one to two weeks before surgery to strengthen the key pelvic floor muscles before the date of surgery. Strengthening these important muscles assures quicker continence and less leakage after prostate surgery.

If this service appeals to you, contact my secretary Erica.

Phone: 646.490.0536

Email: Erica@drgeo.com