Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths which result in a “whooping” sound. Pertussis most commonly…

Urethral Sling

What is it? A minimally invasive, outpatient procedure to treat stress urinary incontinence. How is it done? The procedure is done in the operating room usually under general anesthesia. Three small incisions are made: A 1-inch incision in the vagina and 2 mini incisions between the labia and inner thigh. A ribbon of mesh, about…


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