Slings For Repairing Incontinence Problems
ATLAS: Ambulatory Treatments for Leakage Associated With Stress
Bladder slings then can be considered if the general surgeries are not working. These slings are an operation, they insert the sling through a small vaginal incision, with or without small incisions on the inner leg, and placed either at the right where the bladder joins the urethera, in the middle or the very far end of the urethra. The purpose is extra support for the urethra if you leak when you cough or sneeze or jump. These bladder neck slings can be made of either biologic materials (including the patient's own tissue) or synthetic mesh, and there has been a trend to use more synthetic mesh for these operations. In the past there were abdominal surgeries that repaired this, and with a large bladder drop there is additional surgery called an anterior repair which fixes the drop. This all would have to be discussed with your gyno.