Bladder Care Centre

Mission Statement

The Bladder Care Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that links multidisciplinary health professionals with the community at large in a unique diagnostic, treatment, education and research environment. The Centre conducts leading edge research, integrates new knowledge into education programs, and translates the results of research to guide patient care. These strategies ultimately support the mission of the Centre, which is to provide excellence in bladder care for all British Columbians.

Description

The Bladder Care Centre (BCC) is an integrated multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment and research facility for bladder symptoms located at Vancouver Hospital, UBC site. Working at the centre are physicians, surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists who are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms. Graduate students in a number of fields including medicine and pharmacology integrate with the BCC for training. The BCC links patients, clients, health professionals and researchers to study and advance the goals of prevention and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in both men and women.

Research

Research at The Bladder Care Centre is undertaken to test new treatments for lower urinary tract symptoms, to advance diagnostic tests used on the bladder and to better understand the physiology of the bladder muscle. Clinical studies in patients include the investigation of medicines as well as naturopathic and complementary therapies. New diagnostic techniques for bladder symptoms are underway to better understand bladder physiology and to allow for the collection of diagnostic information in a non invasive fashion.

Additional Resources

Canadian Continence Foundation Website

Directions
UBC Hospital Bladder Care Centre
Unit 1B – Room F329, 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5
Main reception Desk: 604-822-6143
Main reception Fax: 604-873-3437

Director of Research
Dr Lynn Stothers
Tel: 604-822-7616
Fax: 604-822-7591