Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, December 22, 2021. Dr. Eduardo Barroso joins Hospiten Roca as a specialist in Urology. With this new addition to their staff, the health group reinforces its portfolio of services to provide complete, comprehensive care, both for male and female health. Specifically, Dr. Barroso is a member of the European, Spanish and Canary Islands Urology Societies and is an expert in female and male incontinence and in female genital prolapse, which when the pelvic organs drop due to stretching or weakening of the support of the pelvic floor. The condition can affect the bladder, uterus and rectum, generating a sensation of a bulge at the vaginal level.
On the other hand, urinary incontinence is about the involuntary loss of urine, which causes problems in terms of hygiene and social situations and significantly deteriorate the quality of life of sufferers, since it reduces self-esteem their sense of freedom.
There are two types of urinary incontinence: urge incontinence and stress incontinence. The first case is the involuntary loss of urine preceded by a sense of urgency in the need to urinate. In the case of stress incontinence, as its name suggests, it is associated with a physical effort that causes an increase in abdominal pressure, like coughing, laughing, running or walking.
To identify the type and degree of incontinence, a series of diagnostic tests are performed, among which is the urodynamic study, in which Dr. Barroso is an expert. This consists of a diagnostic test that indicates how the entire lower urinary tract works. During the study, the parameters of abdominal pressure, pressure within the bladder, the electrical activity of the urinary sphincter and the voiding flow are all recorded.
The results of the study provide detailed information on the functioning of the lower urinary tract, which allows us to offer the most appropriate treatment. Therefore, it is especially important to consult a urologist in order to receive the most appropriate diagnosis and personalized treatment.
Dr. Barroso will be available for consultation at Hospiten Roca San Agustin and will carry out his studies and research at the Vecindario Medical Specialties Center
About the Hospiten Group
The Hospiten Group is an international healthcare network with 50 years of experience, committed to providing the highest quality service, and which has twenty private medical-hospital centers in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama, and more than a hundred outpatient offices under the brand Clinic Assist. The group is chaired by Dr. Pedro Luis Cobiella and attends more than 1,900,000 patients from all over the world every year with a workforce of more than 5,000 people.