Is Bladder Pain Keeping You From Enjoying Life?

Added on Apr 29, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Ochsner Offers Community Seminar on Interstitial Cystitis

NEW ORLEANS - If the first thing you do when arriving in a new place is search for the nearest bathroom, or maybe you can't rest at night because the pressure or pain in your bladder keeps you awake- you're not alone. More than 700,000 Americans suffer from what's known as Interstitial Cystitis (IC), a condition that results in chronic discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic area.

Ochsner Medical Center- Baptist Urologist Dr. Susan McSherry will discuss symptoms and treatments of Interstitial Cystitis at an Ochsner Hello Health Seminar on Wednesday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m. noon at Commander's Palace, 1403 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA. To register, call 1-866-OCHSNER (1-866-624-7637). There is a $15.00 registration fee, lunch is included.

Ochsner Health System ( is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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