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What is a urethral sling?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Incontinence proced.

A "mid-urethral sling" is a thin band of material surgical placed around the middle of the urethra, to stabilize the urethra and control leakage of urine.
There are several types. The tvt, tension free vaginal tape, is now considered the gold standard for repair of genuine urinary stress incontinence.

In brief: Incontinence proced.

A "mid-urethral sling" is a thin band of material surgical placed around the middle of the urethra, to stabilize the urethra and control leakage of urine.
There are several types. The tvt, tension free vaginal tape, is now considered the gold standard for repair of genuine urinary stress incontinence.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Denise Elser
Midurethral sling can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure with minimal time off normal activities to recover.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Bladder support

This is a simple surgery where a piece of material called mesh is placed under the urethra to provide support and prevent bladder leaking - urinary incontinence.
These surgeries can be done as an outpatient with minimal time off work for recovery. They have good outcomes and can prevent bladder accidents when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise.

In brief: Bladder support

This is a simple surgery where a piece of material called mesh is placed under the urethra to provide support and prevent bladder leaking - urinary incontinence.
These surgeries can be done as an outpatient with minimal time off work for recovery. They have good outcomes and can prevent bladder accidents when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stops Urine Leak

Embarrassed about uncontrollable urine leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise? There is a solution if kegel exercises fail, called a urethral sling.
In less than 10 minutes a surgeon inserts a synthetic tape through a 1/2 inch incision in the roof of the vagina under the urethra to reattach it to the pubic bone. Normal activity in days. Imagine no more pads!

In brief: Stops Urine Leak

Embarrassed about uncontrollable urine leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise? There is a solution if kegel exercises fail, called a urethral sling.
In less than 10 minutes a surgeon inserts a synthetic tape through a 1/2 inch incision in the roof of the vagina under the urethra to reattach it to the pubic bone. Normal activity in days. Imagine no more pads!
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. James Krick
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Slings

Stress urinary incontinence is often treated with surgical placement of a mid-urethral sling.
There are several techniques and materials used. All are minimally invasive and have high success rates.

In brief: Slings

Stress urinary incontinence is often treated with surgical placement of a mid-urethral sling.
There are several techniques and materials used. All are minimally invasive and have high success rates.
Dr. James Krick
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In brief: Treatment for SUI

A urethral sling provides support under the mid urethra to treat leaking of urine with cough, jump, laugh, sneeze, etc.
It involves a short surgical procedure to place a material below the urethra and patients are able to go home same day. It is greater than 90% effective for stress urinary incontinence.

In brief: Treatment for SUI

A urethral sling provides support under the mid urethra to treat leaking of urine with cough, jump, laugh, sneeze, etc.
It involves a short surgical procedure to place a material below the urethra and patients are able to go home same day. It is greater than 90% effective for stress urinary incontinence.
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