Loss of Bladder Control Surgery
Surgery for urinary incontinence focuses on repairing weak tissues in the pelvic area.
Surgery for urinary incontinence may include:
- Bladder neck suspension:
- The front of the bladder is surgically attached to a ligament or cartilage in the pelvic bone.
- This supports the bladder and urethra, so that they do not fall against the muscles in the pelvic floor.
- Sling procedure:
- A strip of muscle is removed from the abdomen.
- The muscle is transplanted beneath the urethra, which compressed the urethra, preventing urine from leaking
- Artificial urinary sphincter:
- A fluid-filled ring is implanted around the neck of the bladder, which connects to the urethra.
- The filled ring keeps the urethra tightly closed until you need to urinate.
- To urinate, you press a valve under your skin, which deflates the ring, allowing urine to pass.
- Bulking material injections:
- A thick solution is injected around the urinary sphincter, tightening the seal around the sphincter and preventing urine from leaking.
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