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Kathleen A. Sterling, MD, Named Axonics® Center of Excellence - Chesapeake Urology

Kathleen A. Sterling, MD, Named Axonics® Center of Excellence - Chesapeake Urology

Chesapeake Urology’s Kathleen A. Sterling, MD, Named
Axonics® Center of Excellence

Owings Mills, MD (April 21, 2021) – Kathleen A. Sterling, M.D., of Chesapeake Urology, has been designated as Axonics Centers of Excellence by Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc. The designation recognizes Dr. Sterling for her high level of expertise with Axonics Therapy and commitment to changing the lives of patients suffering from bladder and bowel dysfunction.

The Axonics Center of Excellence program recognizes highly trained and experienced physicians and clinical practices that are committed to patient education and providing exemplary care to achieve optimal clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Chesapeake Urology was the first national Axonics Center of Excellence in the U.S. and Andrew Shapiro, M.D., Lisa Hawes, M.D., and Aisha Taylor, M.D. was previously recognized with this designation in 2020.

Dr. Sterling, who sees patients in Chesapeake Urology’s Bethesda and Holy Cross Germantown locations, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of male and female voiding dysfunction, overactive bladder, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Sterling also serves as Chief of the Urology subsection at Suburban Hospital and has been named a Washingtonian Top Doctor.

How Axonics Works

Today, millions of Americans suffer from overactive bladder and fecal incontinence.1 Patient with chronic and debilitating symptoms related to bladder and bowel dysfunction now have a new treatment option that the physicians at Chesapeake Urology are calling, “The best overactive bladder treatment in over a decade.”

Axonics Therapy’s small implant gently stimulates the sacral nerve (sacral neuromodulation), restoring normal communication between the brain and the bladder. Axonics Therapy has been clinically proven to provide rapid and long-lasting relief of symptoms associated with bladder and bowel dysfunction.

In a clinical study, 129 patients with urgency incontinence were treated with Axonics Therapy. At 1-year, 89% of patients had successful therapy and 93% of patients were satisfied with their therapy.2

Benefits of Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy

  • Axonics is designed to provide therapy for at least 15 years.
  • Axonics is the first MRI-compatible sacral neuromodulation technology, allowing patients to undergo a full-body MRI with no problems.
  • The Axonics implant is wireless. No direct contact is required and has contact-free clinician programming access.
  • Axonics is the first rechargeable system with a simple remote that is easy to use for all age groups.

More About Axonics Neuromodulation Therapy

About Chesapeake Urology

Chesapeake Urology, an affiliate of United Urology Group, is a fully integrated urology practice providing a comprehensive array of urologic services to its patients, including clinical trials. The Company operates 25 medical offices and 18 AAAHC-certified ambulatory surgery centers in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Carroll, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Wicomico, Worcester counties in Maryland, Baltimore City, and Sussex County, Delaware, and has a staff of more than 900 including more than 85 physicians. Chesapeake Urology has been named one of the top places to work in healthcare nationally by Modern Healthcare magazine and Becker’s ASC Review, and locally by the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore magazine, and the Baltimore Business Journal. For additional information, please visit