Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Manish Gopal, MD, MSCE
Urogynecologist located in Somerset, NJ & Freehold, NJ
Many women live with weak pelvic floors that lead to issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and other vaginal disorders. Dr. Manish Gopal’s practice, the Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, which has locations throughout central New Jersey in Somerset, Freehold and Monroe helps women find relief through EMSella™ pelvic floor therapy. This noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment strengthens your pelvic floor, relieving your symptoms. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about this innovative treatment.
EMSella Pelvic Floor Therapy Q & A
What is EMSella pelvic floor therapy?
EMSella pelvic floor therapy is an FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment that strengthens your pelvic floor muscles. The treatment comes as you sit in an electromagnetic chair.
During treatment, you are fully clothed. You sit comfortably on the EMSella chair, and it does all the work for you. The treatment is painless, and the intensity of the electromagnetic waves is adjustable.
The electromagnetic force contracts your pelvic muscles over 11,000 times in a 28-minute session. Can you imagine doing this many Kegel exercises? Typically, you have a series of six EMSella sessions over three weeks. Dr. Gopal may suggest more or fewer, depending on your specific condition and needs.
Why would I need EMSella pelvic floor therapy?
EMSella pelvic floor therapy is most often used to help women who experience stress urinary incontinence due to a weak pelvic floor. EMSella treatment also strengthens the pelvic floor sufficiently to correct pelvic prolapse and repair vaginal laxity.
How long does it take to see results?
While results do vary, many women say they see improvement after only one session. You’ll see more progress after each treatment.
What does EMSella feel like?
The procedure is absolutely painless. However, as you sit in the electromagnetic chair, you may feel a bit of a tingle in your pelvic area as the treatment repeatedly contracts the muscles.
Because EMSella is noninvasive, there’s no down time. Once your session is over, you can go back to your usual activities.
How is EMSella pelvic floor therapy different than doing Kegels?
When you practice Kegel exercises, you contract your pelvic muscles as if you are cutting off your stream of urine. You hold the muscle contraction for a few seconds, then release and repeat.
EMSella therapy contracts your pelvic floor muscles much more efficiently than you can yourself. During an EMSella treatment, your pelvic muscles contract more than 11,000 times during a session. This intense volume of contractions strengthen your pelvic floor more quickly than practicing the exercises on your own.
What causes a weak pelvic floor?
Childbirth is the leading cause of a weakened pelvic floor and stress incontinence issues for women. Other contributing factors include:
- Heavy lifting at work or the gym
- A chronic cough or sneezing
- Injury to the pelvic region
- Chronic constipation
If you’re concerned about urinary incontinence or a weak pelvic floor, call or schedule a consultation online to talk to Dr. Gopal about your symptoms and concerns. After a frank conversation and physical exam, including a pelvic exam, if Dr. Gopal thinks EMSella pelvic floor therapy will address your condition, he’ll schedule you to start your series of treatments.
"It was my lucky day when a friend recommended that I see Dr. Manish Gopal a Uro-Gynecologist for the prolapse problem I had been diagnosed with after I presented at the hospital Emergency room with acute back pain and pressure. A CT Scan confirmed a bladder and organ prolapse and I was told to see a Gynecologist. I called Dr. Gopal's office for an appointment and his Office Assistant Rebecca was able to fit me into the Dr.'s busy schedule for and exam and evaluation the very next day. After his initial examination Dr. Gopal explained in detail that I needed Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery and made sure I was comfortable with his recommendation. Appointments were set up for additional testing and a date was set for the surgery. His helpful office staff took care of all the necessary arrangements for Pre-Op testing with the Hospital and within a month's time I had the surgery which went exactly as Dr. Gopal had told me and I was on the mend. At my Post-Op Exams with Dr. Gopal he recommended that I consider PRMR training with a therapist to be followed by Emsella Chair treatments to help me build up and maintain my pelvic floor muscle strength. Since completing the treatments and one year after my surgery I am happy to say that I am totally pleased with the outcome. Thanks to Dr. Gopal's kindness, knowledge and surgical expertise I am able to once again say "Life is Good". Doctor, Staff, Punctuality, Helpfulness and Knowledge." - C.K. on 02/28/19