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.