Which surgical techniques are used to treat urinary stress incontinence?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

Surgical care for stress incontinence involves procedures that increase urethral outlet resistance, including the following:

  • Bladder neck suspension

  • Periurethral bulking therapy

  • Midurethral slings

  • Artificial urinary sphincter

The transobturator male sling may be of particular benefit to men who experience stress incontinence after prostatectomy. [4] Transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O) is widely used for stress incontinence in women [5]


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