Bladder Basics - What every woman needs to know

Hosted by Nabet G. Kasabian, MD

Women are twice as likely to experience bladder problems as men. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and aging often contribute, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the intense pain, discomfort and embarrassment that can result from these and other female urologic diseases and conditions. 

You are not alone. Nearly 13 million women experience at least one urinary tract infection a year. Up to 38 percent of women age 60 or older have problems with bladder control. And that’s just a start. Join us for today’s Health eTalk with urologist, Nabet G. Kasabian, MD, FACS, Attending Surgeon with Cooper University Hospital, who specializes in the most advanced treatments for women. Dr. Kasabian will answer your burning questions about urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, bladder prolapse, blood in the urine, and anything else that’s on your mind.

Nabet G. Kasabian, MD, FACS, Attending Surgeon, specializes in adult urologic issues and has special interests in female urology, neurourology and academic medicine. Board certified in urology, Dr. Kasabian serves as the Program Director, Female and Pelvic Surgery (Uro-Gynecology) Fellowship Program at Cooper. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive treatments for bladder and kidney stones as well as female incontinence, overactive bladder and voiding dysfunction. 

Dr. Kasabian received his medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his general surgery residency at Nassau County Medical Center of the State University of New York – Stony Brook and residencies in urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, and Boston University School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. He completed a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a fellowship in neurourology and female urology at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kasabian is well published in his field and speaks frequently at national and international meetings and conferences.