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What is sling surgery?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Procedure: It is a simply outpatient procedure for stress urinary incontinence. Consist in placing a plastic mesh material under the urethra to provide support. Well tolerated procedure with high success rate.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
There is a newer procedure called Renessa which you might want to investigate. It is done in the office and also treats urethral hypermobility.
Aug 11, 2012
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic materials like pig skin or can be made from your own tissue. Slings are used to treat stress incontinence or leaking that is associated with activities like coughing, sneezing or jumping.

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