Scott R. Serels, of Westport -- a Norwalk Hospital urologist, internationally recognized for his expertise in treating bladder control problems -- has recently published an article titled, "Cadaveric assessment of synthetic mid-urethral sling placement" in the May 2011 Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 1, No. 2.

This article on single incision slings used in the surgical correction of incontinence is among the most recent of numerous articles authored by Serels on treatment innovations for overactive bladder that have been published in medical journals.

He also published an article recently on the use of mini slings to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence.

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Serels, who has given numerous courses for physicians throughout the world on treatment for pelvic prolapse and incontinence, has also been the featured speaker at annual international urological meetings.

The chief of urogynecology at Norwalk Hospital, Serels is also the director of the Bladder Control Center in Norwalk and in practice with Urology Associates of Norwalk.

Serels was the lead author of an article regarding prolapse surgery published in Urology Times, appearing in June 2009, having published an article on anticholinergic therapy in those with severe overactive bladder in this same publication.

Serels has completed specialty training in voiding dysfunction, neurourology and urology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., and an M.D. from New York University Medical School.

Serels served as a clinical associate specializing in female urology, urodynamics and neurourology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation before coming to Connecticut.

A member of the American Urological Association and the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Serels has completed extensive research in surgical therapies for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse as well as overactive bladders in men and in women, and prior to these recent articles, has been published in numerous other scientific journals.