Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence

Stress incontinence is a non-life threatening but bothersome leakage of urine. Surgical correction is general recommended for patients who are healthy enough for surgery and wish to have this problem corrected. A urethral sling has the high chance of curing stress incontinence.

A urethral sling may be used for male or female patients with stress incontinence. For men with severe stress incontinence, an artificial urinary sphincter is recommended.

A sling procedure involves making a small incision in the vagina (women) or perineum (men) to allow placement of the sling to provide support to the urethra.

Click the image below to view and download an informational PDF about this procedure.


Dr. Timothy C. Davenport is a board-certified urologist specializing in BPH, urologic cancer, stones, female incontinence, and men’s health issues. He was awarded 2018 Tennessee Doctor of the Year by the Men’s Health Network.