Urinary Incontinence

The problems are different. The procedures vary. But our goal is always the same: Solving your problems with smaller (or no) incisions. Less discomfort. Fewer restrictions. And a quicker return to your regular day-to-day life.

See below for descriptions of the minimally invasive procedures represented in this list:

InterStim Therapy

da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

Bladder Sling


Urinary Incontinence

When simply coughing, sneezing or even laughing cause you to lose control, it’s time to take action. Fortunately, for many women, this annoying condition can often be easily corrected with a simple outpatient treatment. True, it can be difficult to talk about. But the doctors at OBGYN West deal with this problem every day–and have brought relief too many women just like you. Tired of thinking you had to live with this condition? Please make an appointment with one of our doctors today. You may be surprised what we can do for you.


Bladder control problems , including overactive bladder (OAB) and non-obstructive urinary retention, are treatable conditions.  They’re not a normal part of aging and are not something that you should have to live with.

InterStim Therapy

InterStim therapy is a reversible therapy used to treat urinary incontinence, frequency and incomplete bladder emptying.  An implantable device is used and send mild electronic pulses to the sacral nerves.  Located near the tailbone, the sacral nerves control the bladder and the muscles related to urinary function.

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Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

Some people do look at you strangely when you mention using a robot for surgery,” admits Dr. Gregg Tiegen. “But after you explain how it works and the advantages you gain,” they’re all for it.

The advantages of robotic surgery are quite remarkable. By using several small incisions—“about the size of your pinkie”, states Dr. Teigen—OBGYN West doctors are able to carefully guide surgical instruments and a magnifying camera into their patient without making the traditional, and large, 3-4 inch incision. Because of the magnification, explains Dr. Wes Grootwassink, “I can literally sew using suture I can’t see with my naked eye” and “do more delicate work than I could do with my hands” unassisted.

“There are not that many hysterectomies and other procedures we can’t do this way,” explains Dr. Heegaard. The result: What once required potentially months of recuperation and restriction can “usually be a same day procedure,” says Dr. Christine “Tina” Larson, “where you can be admitted in the morning and go home that same evening.” “OBGYN West has really been on the forefront of these procedures in the Twin Cities,” explains Dr. Heegaard. In fact, “we were asked by da Vinci to be the first group at Fairview Southdale to be trained in this. There aren’t that many people who do it.”




Bladder Sling

Coming soon…

Learn more about our urinary incontinence services; contact us today.

Dear Dr. Teigen and the other OBGYN West staff,

We wanted to take a moment to say how thankful we are for everything you have done for us. On January 20th you helped welcomed our first baby girl into the world. Sweet, little Annabelle was supposed to be a Valentine’s baby and ended up arriving a month early. We actually got to take her home on my birthday! She is happy, healthy and definitely keeping us busy.

You have all been so wonderful and helpful during my numerous pregnancy visits and we truly appreciate how kind and welcoming everyone is.

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I love Dr. Stecher. I followed her to this practice. She was kind, efficient and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone in need of an OBGYN. She did an incredible job on my surgery!

Dr. Weinrich is a fabulous Doctor. I had a number of procedures done by him that required hospital stays. He spent a great deal of time with me making sure that I understood everything clearly. He is personable, and competent. I would recommend him to any of my friends without hesitation. Only good things to say about him.

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I feel like I really matter when I visit Dr. Teigen. He understands what my needs are and how to best go about treatments. I don’t ever feel pressured. I feel optimistic about my future fertility issues, general health and well-being because of him. I am very thankful for the knowledge and professionalism that he shows.

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