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All American Medical Supply is your number one source for catheter supplies. We supply residents in the tri-state area of New York with a variety of Catheter supplies from brands you trust.
Catheters help those with urinary incontinence (leakage), prostate problems, urinary retention ( not being able to urinate or drain urine) and those who need surgery to urinate. Our Catheter supplies can help you or your patients with cleaning catheters, using catheters and Clean intermittent catheterization.
“When it comes to something as personal as using catheters, we will always do our absolute best to make sure you get personalized attention, quality products, timely deliveries, and respect of your privacy. Our company supplies patients throughout the United States while maintaining outstanding service and customer satisfaction.”- Raymond E. Bartolo, Jr.
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For your convenience we have created an easy-to-use order form you can bring to your physician on the next visit. Just print out the form found below, have your doctor fill it out, and then fax it back to us. We will take care of the rest!
WHAT ARE INTERMITTENT CATHETERS?
Intermittent catheterization, or self-catheterization is a procedure done at home by a male or female patient. It is usually recommended for patients that have urinary retention or patients that cannot completely empty his or her bladder. This is usually caused by prostate enlargement, or a neurogenic bladder. Patients with improper nerve function to the bladder with conditions such as MS, Spina Bifida, and spinal cord injury, or women who have gynecological surgeries are most likely to need intermittent catheterization. Although most patients initially have apprehension about self catheterizing, once instructed by the urologist or nurse they realize that they can perform it at home in most cases.
TYPES OF CATHETERS
Intermittent catheters come in two different styled tips. There is a straight tip or a curved “coude'” tip. The coude’ tip catheter is designed for use by the male patient that can not pass a straight tip through to the bladder, oftentimes due to changes in the anatomy such as, prostate enlargement, urethral strictures, etc.
The male coude’ catheter has either an “Olive tip”, a “Tiemann tip”, or a “Tapered tip”. This is often decided in the urologist’s office based on trials of catheterizing in the office while learning to self- catheterize.
Catheters are also sized by their diameter. This is referred to as the “French Size.” The average male uses a 14Fr. or 16Fr. catheter, and the average female uses a 14Fr. catheter. The length of the catheter also differs from male to female to pediatric lengths. Males use a 16″ long catheter, women typically use a 6 – 7.5 inch catheter, and young children may use a 10″ catheter.
Intermittent catheters are sterile and come pre-lubricated or non-lubricated. The non-lubricated catheters are most popular and are lubricated with sterile lubricant by the patient prior to insertion.
Most insurances pay for intermittent catheters, and related self-catheterization products. Medicare allows for up to 200 catheters per month if medically necessary. Please contact us to verify your insurance eligibility.
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