Urinary incontinence surgery can spoken about with your doctors at the Urology Division and the Women’s Center for Continence and Sexual Health at Premier Medical Group. There are several different kinds of urinary incontinence surgeries available to correct urinary incontinence including minimally-invasive procedures. If other treatments, like pelvic floor exercises or medication have failed, surgery may be the best option. Surgical options include:
A sling procedure uses strips of the body’s tissue, synthetic material or mesh to create a pelvic sling, or hammock, around the bladder neck and urethra. The sling helps keep the urethra closed, especially when a patient coughs or sneezes. There are many types of slings including tension-free, adjustable and conventional.
Bladder neck suspension
This procedure is designed to provide support to the urethra and bladder neck, an area of thickened muscle where the bladder connects to the urethra.
Artificial urinary sphincter
Replacing the sphincter of the female urethra is often valuable for women who have had previous unsuccessful surgeries.