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Pubo Vaginal Sling Procedures

Stress urinary incontinence is characterized by the involuntary loss of bladder control and leakage of urine when you exercise, cough, sneeze or laugh. This may occur due to overactive or weakened muscles surrounding the bladder. Pubovaginal sling procedure is used to treat stress urinary incontinence caused due to weak bladder muscles. There are three types of slings:

  • Conventional sling: Sling made of body tissue or synthetic material, which is secured with stitches.
  • Tension-free sling: A mesh sling, which is held in place with the surrounding tissue.
  • Adjustable sling: The sling can be adjusted during and after the procedure.

The vaginal sling procedure is performed under general or a spinal anesthesia. Your doctor inserts a catheter into your bladder to drain urine. One incision is made in your vagina and another in your groin. A sling (a piece of tissue which provides additional support and may be taken from body tissue or synthetic material) is inserted under your bladder neck to lift and support the urethra or bladder. You will be discharged from the hospital after a day or 2 of the surgery. Like all surgeries, pubovaginal sling procedure may be associated with certain complications such as:

  • Damage to the urethra, vagina or bladder
  • Irritable bladder
  • Difficulty in emptying the bladder
  • Changes in the vagina
  • Damage of the synthetic sling (if used)

There are alternate minimally invasive/laparoscopic procedures that can be availed of. The open pubovaginal sling procedure is restricted to selected cases only. Your surgeon will discuss your options with you based on your particular medical history.

NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists and the best available quality treatments. For further information regarding Pubovaginal Sling Procedures please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/