CAMC has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Continence Care for Women by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
More than 25 million adult Americans suffer from some form of urinary incontinence, and 75 to 80% of those are women. This accreditation identifies facilities and physicians that meet nationally-recognized standards and benchmarks for training, clinical experience, resources and patient safety to provide the highest quality of care.
Josh Lohri, DO, also has been named a Surgeon of Excellence in Continence Care by SRC. Dr. Lohri completed a fellowship in reconstructive urology, female urology and urodynamics at Duke University Medical Center. He specializes in minimally-invasive surgery for female incontinence such as urethral bulking, sling surgery, sacral neuromodulation with Botox® and Interstim, and the treatment of female pelvic organ prolapse, prosthetic urology and complex urethral reconstruction.
“We are honored to receive these national designations that recognize the dedication and skill of our urology specialists,” said Glenn Crotty, MD, CAMC CEO.
Continence care for women is a primary focus at CAMC’s Pelvic Floor Center – one of the only comprehensive programs in the state dedicated to treating pelvic floor conditions. Because many pelvic floor conditions like incontinence are interrelated, diagnosis and treatment may begin with one specialist and involve several others. At the Pelvic Floor Center, patients can access comprehensive urology, urogynecology, physical therapy and medical imaging services all in one location by a specialized team of experts.
“Loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, can interfere with many aspects of your life,” said Dr. Lohri, director of the Pelvic Floor Center. “People often choose not to receive treatment because they are embarrassed, they think their symptoms are a sign of aging, or they think there’s simply nothing that can be done to help. We understand these conditions and how they are related to other parts of your body, and this accreditation validates the safe and effective treatment options we offer to help women regain control of their bladder and their life.”
Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive inspection process. This includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program.
“We’re proud to recognize Charleston Area Medical Center for its commitment to advancing and providing quality continence care for women,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation recognizes CAMC as among the best in this specialty and committed to delivering the highest level of care.”
To learn more about continence care at CAMC, visit camc.org/PelvicFloor.