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Colleyville, TX
A 39-year-old female asked:

What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

4 doctor answers21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Depends: There are many different types or causes of urinary incontinence. Some are treated with medications. Some are treated with surgery. You should have your symptoms evaluated with urodynamics to help you decide on a course of treatment.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Urethral sling: There are several outpatient surgeries that can be done to correct urinary incontinence. The most common is a midurethral sling. There are a variety of techniques and your surgeon likely has one he or she prefers.These can be done through small incisions with minimal recovery. Discuss with your obgyn, urologist or urogynecologist.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Great Answer. Wishing you the best
Feb 6, 2012
Dr. Neil Baum
Dr. Neil Baum commented
Urology 54 years experience
The insertion of the mid-urethral sling is accomplished in 10-20 minutes in an outpatient setting under a local or mild sedation. Most women go home an hour after the procedure and are dry and leave their Depends behind!
Oct 28, 2012
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Surgery/alternatives: First ? Is are you candidate for kegel's exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles. Then there are medications to increase bladder capacity & reduce unwanted contractions +bladder neck tightening meds. Then see a uro-gynecol dr or gyn-urologist. Many forms of incontinence, sress ui, overactive bladder, "fallen bladder", neurogenic bladder, fistula etc. Hence need for urodynamic testing. Good luck.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 36 years experience
Urodynamics: First & foremost is to test the bladder using urodynamics. Most women have mixed incontinence. Surgery restores normal anatomy but you need to know going in what the function of the bladder is starting out. Women with neurogenic bladder may not do well with surgery & wind up having to cathetrize themselves to empty the bladder. Ok if you know so beforehand.

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Colleyville, TX
A 39-year-old female asked:

What are the risks of urinary incontinence surgeries?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Also depends: Risk of any surgery depends on age and other health conditions. Older and more health issues, higher the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. With incontinence surgery, specifically, injury to bladder, ureter, bowel and blood vessels. Infection, blood transfusion, though rare. Urine retention, "can't pee". These are a few, the consent form is a full page, small print.
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
midurethral sling has low risk of anesthetic complication, bleeding or serious infection. Bladder injury, minor if recognized at time of surgery. Urinary frequency, double void. Also risk of UTI during recovery. urinary retention or slng exposure (vaginal skin fails to heal over small section of sling) may require procedure.
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Does prostate surgery always cause urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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