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What are my options for urinary incontinence surgeries?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great Answer. Wishing you the best
Dr. Neil Baum
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!
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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