Medical Services

Vesia evaluates and treats the following conditions related to the bladder and pelvic floor including:

  • Urinary incontinence (simple and complex cases of urinary urge and stress incontinence)
  • Non-neurologic voiding dysfunction (eg. Voiding difficulties following prostate cancer treatment, acquired voiding dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms in men with or without prostatic enlargement)
  • Incontinence and voiding dysfunction in men following prostate cancer treatment and other prostate surgery
  • Neurogenic voiding dysfunction (eg. incontinence, urinary retention, and recurrent urinary tract infection in patients with MS, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions affecting the lower urinary tract.)
  • Urinary tract fistulae
  • Male and female pelvic reconstructive surgery (eg. urethral diverticula, female pelvic organ prolapse, male urethral reconstruction, implantation and management of urologic prostheses)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Urinary diversions

Vesia does NOT offer services related to:

  • Pediatric (childhood) bladder problems
  • Childhood bed-wetting
  • Gender reassignment (sex change)

Depending on the nature of your condition, initial office visits may be handled by a nurse, physiotherapist, primary care physician, or specialist surgeon. These visits may consist of a full medical history with or without focused physical exam, and you may be asked to complete medical questionnaires. Patients may then need to be re-scheduled for follow-up investigations or treatment in either the hospital or the office. To expedite care, some patients are seen for their initial consult visit at the time of cystoscopy or urodynamic studies.

  1. Services provided at Vesia

    • Consultation and follow-up visits
    • Pelvic floor physiotherapy
    • Education
    • Uroflow study to assess bladder emptying
    • Urodynamic studies
  2. Services provided at Rockyview Hospital

    Outpatient diagnostic services

    • Cystoscopy
    • Urodynamic studies

    Outpatient treatments and surgical services

    • Stress incontinence procedures [eg. tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) or transobturator tape (TOT), injectable bulking agents for stress incontinence, etc.]
    • Botulinum toxin (Botox™) injections
    • Bladder tumor resections for bladder cancer
    • Minor urethral surgery for strictures
    • Other minor surgical procedures

    Inpatient surgical services (examples)

    • Some incontinence surgery
    • Pelvic prolapse repairs
    • Complex pelvic floor reconstruction
    • Complex urethral reconstruction
    • Prostate surgery
    • Implantation of urologic prostheses (eg. Artificial urinary sphincter and penile implants)
    • Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
    • Urinary diversion (eg. for cancer or neurogenic bladder)
  3. Laboratory Services

    No outpatient lab services are available within the Centre or the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology; however, there is a lab in Rockyview Hospital. To locate other Calgary Lab Services sites, visit the Calgary Lab Services website.

  4. X-ray Services

    No diagnostic imaging services are available in the building. Where you have your imaging done will depend on the nature of the study requested, the urgency, and your preference.