Dr. Jose L. Goncalves 

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery

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What is the Emsella HIFEM Chair?

The Emsella HIFEM chair is a powerfully effective treatment for women of any age who have lost control over urination. It is effective for the stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology (HIFEM). A single session of Emsella chair causes thousands of contractions per session, which is what causes the pelvic floor to strengthen in incontinent patients. The session is non-invasive, takes only 28 minutes, and is done comfortably fully clothed while reading a book or a magazine.

How Does It Work?

Requiring no preparation, Emsella is an FDA and Health Canada approved non-surgical procedure for Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Urge Incontinence, and Mixed Incontinence. This state of the art technology allows you to feel completely comfortable fully clothed in the chair, without risky or painful procedures. While you are seated, electromagnetic technology is directed towards the pelvic floor and stimulates the muscles, causing thousands of contractions. These contractions promote muscle strength and muscle growth, both essential factors in supporting the improvement of pelvic organ function. When the pelvic floor muscles begin to strengthen and tighten, sexual satisfaction may improve, and your control over your bladder will once again be restored.

What to Expect?

Emsella is a non-invasive, gentle, FDA and Health Canada approved  treatment which almost always requires no preparation. Each treatment is 28 minutes and provokes thousands of contractions equivalent to 11,000 Kegel exercises! Although the number of treatments required for significant improvement will vary from treatment to treatment, your physician will customize a plan based on your unique situation and the level of improvement you would like to achieve. During treatment, there may be mild tingling of the pelvic floor muscles – this is normal and is due to the contractions being provoked.

Conditions Treated: Emsella Chair

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Urge Incontinence, and

Mixed Incontinence


What does Emsella Chair™ treat?

Many females encounter Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) during their lifetime, which is when the bladder leaks urine during physical activity. It is caused by age, hormonal changes and vaginal childbirth, most often occurring when you’re laughing, sneezing, coughing, or jumping. The stretched tissues make the bladder sag in the anterior wall of the vagina, causing an insufficient strength to control the urge to urinate and close the bladder when full.

Entire pelvic floor area
Involuntary control over urination or defecation
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

What are the benefits?

Just 30 minutes 
95% of patients report significant improvement 
Builds elastin, collagen and muscle control 
Treats entire pelvic floor 
Patients remain fully clothed 
1000’s of contractions per session equivalent to 11,000 kegel exercises!

What can I expect after my treatment?

After your treatment, you may resume your regular activities immediately. Sometimes, you may see improvement after a single session, with continued improvement over the course of the next few weeks. Your results will be based on your unique condition, as well as the area being treated and number of treatments being applied. You will be provided you with detailed instructions on post-treatment aftercare and answer any other questions you may have.

Does it hurt?

Patients will only feel tingling and the contractions being stimulated while they are seated, without any pain.

When can I expect to see results?

Patients may see improvement after a single session, but a course of treatment is 6 treatments.  Twice a week over the space of 3 weeks, although results will continue to improve over the next several weeks.