News for Vista Urology | Pelvic Pain Relief


  • November 30, 2015
    Read about Dr. Payne's two week trip to Niger for the Danja Fistula Center
  • September 28, 2015
    In April, Dr. Potts was invited to lecture at the Annual Convention of the Colegio Mexicano de Urologia, held in Acapulco. Her presentations conjured much discussion about the value of thorough and methodical clinical evaluation for urological infections, and especially the complex diagnosis of pelvic and genital pain disorders.
    Dr. Potts continues to direct a course at the annual American Urological...
  • August 1, 2015
    Dr. Payne is named a member of the American Urology Association's Working Group on "Congenitalism".  He will participate with other urologists, nephrologists, pediatricians and geneticists to study issues faced by children born with congenital urinary tract disorders as they transition into adulthood.
  • June 9, 2015
    Dr. Payne is part of an international faculty presenting a course on Urogynecology in Mekelle, Ethiopia.  The three institutions attending are working together to establish the first such subspecialty training program in the country.
  • May 23, 2015
    Dr. Payne attends the Meeting of the Worldwide Fistula Fund Board of Directors in Chicago; he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board.  Visit for more information.
  • May 16, 2015
    Dr. Potts serves as Director of a Post-graduate course, "Real Men Have Real Pelvic Pain", at the Annual Meeting of the American Urologic Association.  Dr. Payne is one of the panelists.
  • April 22, 2015
    Dr. Potts is a member of the International Faculty for the XXXIX Annual Congress of the National Mexican College of Urology in Acapulco, Mexico presenting talks on urinary tract infections and chronic pelvic pain.  
  • April 15, 2015
    Drs. Payne & Potts attend Innovating for Continence meeting in Chicago
    Dr. Potts leads a seminar on Bowel & Bladder FunctionDr. Payne is a panelist in a discussion/debate about controversial issues in continenceDrs. Potts & Payne present at the Plenary Session "Addressing Incontinence in the Developing World - Dowries, Chickens, and Nightmares" on their experinces in Africa and Central...
  • April 1, 2015
    Recent research from the University of Washington suggests that long-term use of anticholinergic medications increases the risk of dementia (Gray SL et. al. JAMA 2015).
    Anticholinergics block the action of acetylcholine, a common neurotransmitter.  The receptors for acetylcholine are found in all parts of the body; many drugs take advantage of anticholinergic effects to provide relief of symptoms...
  • March 31, 2015
    Drs. Payne & Potts edit a Topical Collection on Pelvic Pain for Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports containing five articles:
    Fall M and Peeker R.  Classic Interstitial Cystitis: Unrelated to BPS.  Curr Bladder Dysf Rep. 2015;10(1), pp 95-102Payne CK. A New Approach to Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes: Applying Oncologic Principles to “Benign” Conditions.  Curr Bladder Dysf Rep. 2015;10(1),...
  • February 24, 2015
    Dr. Payne moderated a panel discussion on pelvic floor rehabilitation (uptraining vs. downtraining) for various urologic conditions as part of a Plenary session at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology .  He also served as the Course Director for a breakout session on the use of pelvic floor therapies for Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis.
  • December 19, 2014
    Dr. Payne is recognized by San Francisco magazine as one of the Bay Area's Top Doctors (
  • November 3, 2014
    Dr. Payne has been elected to a 3 year term on the Board of Trustees of the International Continence Society.
  • October 25, 2014
    Drs. Payne and Potts present invited lectures at the Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Payne's talk is entitled "New Approaches to Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome".  Dr. Potts' talk is entitled "The Non-Urologic Approach to Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men".  [learn more about IPPS at]
  • October 24, 2014
    Dr. Potts hosts a roundtable discussion on "Male Pelvic Pain" at the Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society in Chicago, IL.
  • October 21, 2014
    Dr. Payne presents two invited lectures at a Workshop on Obstetric Fistula held at the Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The first talk was entitled "Complications of Fistula Surgery" and the second "Surgical Reconstruction for Incontinence after Fistula Repair"
  • October 11, 2014
    Dr. Payne is elected to a 2 year term as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Worldwide Fistula Fund (the WFF--  The WFF is a non-profit organization funding research and treatment of childbirth injuries in the developing world.  WFF founded a  specialized center dedicated to surgical treatment of obstetric fistula in Danja, Niger and supports other programs...
  • August 11, 2014
    This is the International Continence Society's World Continence Week.  The goal is to bring the attention of the public and health authorities to the enormous prevalence of bladder problems, especially urinary incontinence.  Dr. Payne has recently been elected as a Trustee of the ICS.
    One project is Bladder Diary Day.  The goal is specifically to learn more about normal bladder function; we have...
  • August 8, 2014
    Antibiotic Resistance: “How does it impact urology?”
    Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently told a group of reporters that the next pandemic is "not the thing that we don't know, but something that's hiding in plain sight". (  He was referring to the...
  • July 22, 2014
    Drs. Payne & Potts co-direct a workshop entitled "Integration of Physiotherapy in Urogynecological Clinical Setting" at the joint Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecology Society and International Urogynecology Association, Washington, D.C.
  • July 22, 2014
    A report from the National Center for Health Statistics detailing the extent of the problem of urinary incontinence in senior citizens was picked up by Judith Graham of the New York Times this week (  Data suggest that 37 million seniors who live independently suffer from incontinence...
  • July 18, 2014
    Dr. Payne is an invited participant in an international meeting organized by the American Pain Society to develop a new classifcation system for pelvic/visceral pain, Annapolis, MD. He will be working as a member of the group on Visceral, Pelvic and Urogenital Pain.
  • May 17, 2014
    Drs. Potts & Payne co-direct an instructional course entitled "Chronic pelvic pain meets late night TV" at the annual meeting of the American Urologic Association, Orlando, FL.