Urinary Incontinence in Women

We have seen great improvement for treatment of urinary incontinence in the last few years. Whereas, only some years ago, we had to proceed to abdominal surgeries in order to correct incontinence which in turn necessitated the need for a urinary catheter being installed for many days, hospitalization and a convalescence lasting anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks. Today, advancement in technologies has permitted the introduction of one day surgeries with rapid recovery.

Stress urinary incontinence, meaning loss of urine during some form of effort such as when a patient laughs, coughs or exercises, is very common in women, particularly women whom have had children or are maturing in age. The pelvic floor diminishes in its support, and this lowering of the urethra can cause urinary leakage. This is very unaccommodating for most women and more often than not, pelvic floor exercises are insufficient  to correct this problem. This condition considerably impedes and affects one’s quality of life and is extremely embarrassing for many women, so much so that most patients suffering from this condition do not want to discuss it with their families or at times not even with their physician.

I strongly encourage you to seek a medical consultation; if you suffer from this problem. Techniques offered today can correct urinary incontinence are very efficacious and have high success rates with a low complication rate .

The transobturator sling technique allows installation, through natural channels, of a supporting band which will lift the urethral canal and in doing so stop urine leakage by enhancing support of the urethra hence avoiding leaks during sustained effort. This technique can be performed in day surgery, requires an epidural, spinal or even local anesthetic as well as a few hours in hospital and a short recovery. The patient can return to work a few days following surgery without having to suffer undesirable effects such as pain and the inability to function normally for many weeks; as was common with surgeries in the past.

If you suffer from urine loss or leakage brought on by physical effort, do not hesitate to contact me and I will evaluate your bladder capacity as well as assess if you are a candidate for this type of sling surgery. The goal here is to remedy this problem in the quickest and most efficacious manner possible.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries about urinary incontinence, and we will be happy to help you.