Battling a Bad Bladder

Summary: Painful, irritated bladder? You're not alone.
Air Date: 10/3/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Robert J. Evans III, MD, FACS
Evans-Robert-JRobert J. Evans III, MD, FACS, is an associate professor in the Department of Urology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. 

He directs the clinic operations of the department at Wake Forest. Dr. Evans specializes in pelvic pain syndrome, including painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis. Dr. Evans holds board certification from, and is a diplomat of, the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Examiners. 

He is a member of the board of directors of the Interstitial Cystitis Association and serves on the association’s Medical Advisory Board. Included in Dr. Evans’ experience as a researcher, is his role as the director of a 23-center study that showed preliminary efficacy of a monoclonal antibody for treating pain associated with interstitial cystitis. He will begin enrolling patients in three new interstitial cystitis trials this year. 

Dr. Evans serves as an invited lecturer at medical and educational venues nationwide. His articles have been published in a variety of peer reviewed journals.
Battling a Bad Bladder

Painful, irritated bladder? 

You're not alone. 

Up to 8 million women and 4 million men have interstitial cystitis, also called painful bladder syndrome. 

But, this chronic bladder problem is often misdiagnosed. 

Hear Dr. Robert Evans, associate professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist Health, explain the symptoms, causes and therapies that may offer relief.

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