For women suffering from stress urinary incontinence who do not respond to more conservative treatments, bladder sling surgery may be an effective treatment. The sling is a surgical mesh implanted in the pelvis that supports the urethra and keeps it closed. This extra support for the urethra and bladder neck will help keep urine from leaking out of the bladder when you cough, sneeze, laugh or otherwise exert pressure on the pelvic floor.
Bladder sling failures due to poorly-tested sling materials have recently led to lawsuits and much suffering for patients. Our office only uses the safest, best-tested bladder sling materials and procedures. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have.