Botulinum Toxin A Injections to the Bladder

Harley Street, London

Botox injections, also known as botulinum toxin A, are a treatment option for Overactive Bladder (OAB) syndrome, particularly for patients with urge urinary incontinence (urinary leakage) resistant to treatment with medications. Botox works by blocking the release of certain chemicals in the bladder that can cause overactivity and urgency.

During the procedure, Mr Raison will use a cystoscope to inject Botox directly into the bladder muscle. The injections are typically done in an outpatient setting under local anaesthesia. The procedure itself is relatively quick and minimally invasive.

The key benefits of Botox Injections for OAB include improved symptom control. Botox injections have been shown to effectively reduce urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence episodes in clinical trials. Botox has also been shown to significantly improve the quality of life of patients. Repeat botox injections are required with the effects lasting for around 6-9 months and sometimes longer.


For patients who have not responded well to medications or other conservative treatments, Botox injections offer a viable and minimally invasive alternative for managing OAB symptoms. While botox injections are generally safe, there are potential side effects to be aware of, including urinary tract infections and temporary urinary retention.

When considering this treatment option, Mr. Raison, who is highly experienced in using Botox for managing OAB syndrome, will discuss the procedure, benefits, and considerations associated with Botox injections with you. This will help you make an informed decision with your healthcare provider about effectively managing your OAB symptoms.

Mr Raison is available for private urology consultations, treatments, and surgical procedures at The London Clinic, Harley Street.

Mr Nicholas Raison

Consultant Urological Surgeon & Associate Professor

Harley Street, London