Wealthy New Yorkers Seek Costly Bladder Surgeries In An Effort To Curb Bathroom Pit Stops On Their Way To The Hamptons

Rob Thomas - - illustrative purpose only, not the actual person

“Race to the Hamptons, not to the bathroom.” That is the tagline New York City urologist Dr. David Shusterman has been using to advertise to wealthy New Yorkers.

Long Island is infamous for its traffic congestion– and the problem has only gotten worse over the years.

Plus, once the summer rolls around, countless families look to take day trips or weekend getaways out east.

So, making it to popular summer destinations such as Montauk or the Hamptons can take hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

But why does traffic matter? Well, older New Yorkers have been suffering from the newly-coined phenomenon “Hampton’s bladder.”

And a prolonged trip across the island due to too much traffic means too many bathroom pitstops.

These N.Y. residents have become embarrassed about their frequent bathroom breaks, and those who can afford it have turned to medical solutions– including visiting Dr. Shusterman’s office for procedures like prostate artery embolization (PAE) and “bladder Botox.”

“A lot of people have problems with this issue,” Dr. Shusterman said, “They come out to the Hamptons and have to stop four or five times on the way but cannot find a bathroom.”

Undergoing PAE will reduce prostate size in men, while bladder Botox will decrease the frequency of urination in women.

Rob Thomas – – illustrative purpose only, not the actual person

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