Overactive Bladder Specialist in Akron, OH

Akron's Leader in Frequent Urination Treatment

Dr. Apostolis is a board-certified Urogynecologist with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) and frequent urination.  It is important to know the facts about OAB as going untreated can negatively impact daily life. Dr. Apostolis can help you identify the symptoms of OAB and discuss your treatment options.  If you think you may be experiencing symptoms of overactive bladder, call (330) 953-3414 to schedule an appointment at Summit Urogynecology today.


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What is Considered Frequent Urination?

In order to be classified as frequent urination, the person must have the need to urinate at least 7 times in a 24 hour period. This benchmark is how Dr. Apostolis will begin their analysis of a patient’s symptoms, and this process will continue to include any other problems the person has encountered, and their personal or familial medical history. 

After gathering this information, Dr. Apostolis may order a few different tests to analyze the patient’s urinary functions and any potential inhibitors that may result in constant urges to urinate. Such tests typically include bloodwork and various types of urodynamic testing.

Overactive Bladder

Bladder control problems affect tens of millions of people every day, and many people are reluctant to talk about it.   

  • Do you go more than 8 times per day?
  • Are you urinating often or frequently (i.e., peeing a lot)?
  • Do you feel like you have to pee a lot or have urinary urgency in men or women,
  • Are you asking yourself “why do I have to pee so much?”

Discussing your symptoms with your physician can be the first step to getting help.

Symptoms of Overactive bladder (OAB)

OAB statistics

Urgency  - uncontrollable urge to use the bathroom

Frequency – The need to urinate more than 8 times per day

Urge Incontinence - leakage accidents that occur before you reach the bathroom

Urinary Retention – Holding increasingly large amounts of urine

Stress Incontinence - Leaking when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or exercise


Facts about Overactive bladder (OAB):

Ignoring Overactive bladder (OAB) Poses Risks. People with undiagnosed OAB have reported3:

You Are Not Alone – Find Relief for Bladder Control Problems

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a treatable condition. It’s not a normal part of aging. And you shouldn’t have to deal with it on your own. There are many ways to treat incontinence4 and get back to living life.


 Lifestyle Changes


 Advanced Therapies

Can include diet, exercise, bladder retraining (biofeedback), or pelvic floor strengthening (Kegels)

Medications can control symptoms and are tried first before proceeding to a permanent solution. If conservative treatments don’t deliver the results you expected, we can proceed straight to an Advanced therapy.

  • Medtronic InterStim™ systems
  • Injected medications 


  1. Stewart WF, Van Rooyen JB, Cundiff GW, et al. World J Urol. 2003;20(6):327-336.
  2. US Census Bureau 2020. US adult and under-age-18 populations: 2020 census. https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/adult-and-under-the-age-of-18-populations-2020-census.html. Accessed June 20, 2022.
  3. Leede Research, “Views on OAB: A Study for the National Association of Continence.” December 16, 2015.
  4. American Urological Association. Diagnosis and treatment of non-neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) in adults: an AUA/SUFU guideline. Published 2012; amended 2014, 2019; accessed August 5, 2020. https://www.auanet.org/guidelines-and-quality/guidelines/overactive-bladder-(oab)-guideline

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

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Dr. Costas Apostolis is a highly trained urogynecologist with extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients for OAB. He will take the time to fully evaluate your symptoms and discuss your treatment options. Call (330) 953-3414 to request an appointment at our urogynecology clinic in Akron or Youngstown today!

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