Female Incontinence Surgery

Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine in which the person urinates even when she does not want to. The patient suffers from a weakened control over the urinary sphincter or even a total loss. This problem is quite common and affects a lot of people. It is much more common among women than men. A lot of women do not tell anyone about their symptoms as they are embarrassed, or they’ll assume nothing can be done. Urinary incontinence is not just a medical problem. It can affect one’s emotional, psychological and social life. Many people with this hassle are afraid to carry on their normal daily activities.

Urine leaks out before you can get to a bathroom. Some women may lose a few drops of urine when they cough or laugh. Others may feel a sudden urge to urinate and cannot manage it. Urine loss can also occur during sexual activity and can cause great emotional distress.

If you have just been diagnosed with incontinence, you're probably feeling anxious and overwhelmed about how to manage those occasional accidents. The treatment you receive will depend on the type of incontinence you have, and the severity of the symptoms.

There are following procedures for Female Incontinence Surgery :

 TOT (The Transobturator Tape) :

This is the latest procedure on the block. The needle used in the TOT does not travel a great deal inside the abdomen and hence complications noted with the TVT procedure are minimized. The tape lies like a hammock beneath the midurethra. This procedure is also done on an outpatient basis.

TVT (Trans Vaginal Tape) :

Transvaginal Tape is a minimally invasive procedure for women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine while coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, walking, sitting, or standing). In Transvaginal Tape, the urinary bladder and urethra are repaired, strengthened and returned to it's original position in the pelvis.


Sling Procedure :

When you urinate, a circular-formed muscle ( sphincter ) around your bladder relaxes and releases urine into a tube called the urethra. Strips of your body's tissue, synthetic material or mesh are used to create a pelvic sling around your urethra and the area of thickened muscle wherein the bladder connects to the urethra ( bladder neck ). The sling helps keep the urethra closed, especially when you cough or sneeze. This procedure is especially useful in stress incontinence.

Cystocele Repair :

Cystocele Repair surgical method is carried out to repair the sinking of the vaginal wall (prolapse) or bulging that occurs when the bladder or urethra drop into the vagina, creating a bulge. Symptoms of prolapse that you may have included: You may not be able to empty your bladder completely.