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Fugas de vejiga

La pérdida de la vejiga o la pérdida de orina es común. Si tiene problemas con la pérdida de la vejiga, no está sola.

Encuentra una especialista

  • La incontinencia urinaria (o pérdida de vejiga) no discrimina y afecta tanto a hombres como a mujeres; sin embargo, las mujeres tienen dos veces más probabilidades de ser afectadas.1
  • Aproximadamente 18 millones de mujeres en los EE. UU. sufren de incontinencia urinaria2
  • Fugas vesicales ocurren en el 25% de las mujeres mayores de 18 años.2
  • El 80% de los afectados por la fuga de la vejiga pueden ser curados o mejorar.3
  • Aunque es más probable que las personas mayores se vean afectadas por la pérdida de la vejiga, aún les ocurre a las mujeres más jóvenes.4

Encuentre una Especialista

Encuentre un especialista en pelvis con experiencia en el tratamiento de su afección.

Encontrar un médico con las habilidades y la experiencia necesarias para tratar su incontinencia urinaria de esfuerzo o prolapso de órganos pélvicos, es una de las decisiones más importantes que puede tomar para recuperar el control de su salud pélvica. Y es fácil con nuestro localizador de médicos en línea.

Simplemente ingrese su código postal para ver una lista de médicos pélvicos en su área. Cada listado proporciona el nombre del médico y el área de especialización en salud pélvica, junto con su sitio web, número de teléfono y la distancia desde su hogar.

This directory was created and is maintained by Coloplast. It is intended to support patients who want to learn more about treatment options for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) by helping connect them to physicians who have demonstrated qualifications and interest in providing quality care for these conditions. Names and details in this directory are provided for your information only. Decisions regarding choice of physician and treatment are a patient’s responsibility, as is all communication and interaction with listed medical professionals. Any information you send to a physician is not covered by the Coloplast Privacy Policy.

Physicians listed on the Physician Locator pay no fee for inclusion. Some physicians on this list may purchase products from, provide consulting services to and/or be a party to a co-marketing agreement with Coloplast. Coloplast makes no representations or warranties regarding, and shall not be responsible for, the competencies or skill level of any of the physicians listed on the Physician Locator or the quality of their procedural outcomes. You and your physician must determine the right procedure for you.

For more information about this physician finder or if you have questions about how to add or manage directory listings please contact the administrator.

Important safety information

Altis® Single Incision Sling System
Important Safety Information

Stress urinary incontinence is a condition in which urine involuntarily leaks at times of increased pressure on the bladder (e.g., coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, exercise). Stress urinary incontinence can be treated with a surgical procedure in which a mesh sling is implanted to act as a “hammock” to support the urethra, the tube that connects to the bladder that carries urine outside the body. An incontinence sling surgery involves anesthesia and may require an overnight hospital stay.

The Altis Single Incision Sling System is indicated for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) resulting from the urethra not closing properly (urethral hypermobility) and/or weakness of the urethral sphincter (intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD)).

Your physician should advise that the Altis Single Incision Sling System is not for females who have the following: are pregnant or have desire for future pregnancy • potential for further growth (e.g., adolescents) • known active urinary tract infection and/or infection in operative field • taking blood thinning medication (anti-coagulant therapy) • abnormal urethra (e.g., fistula, diverticulum) • any condition, including known or suspected pelvic pathology, which could compromise implant or implant placement, and • sensitivity/allergy to polypropylene or polyurethane.

Discuss with your physician:

  • The reason for choosing a mesh sling including the warnings, precautions and risks associated with its use
  • Alternative incontinence treatments that may be appropriate
  • The Altis sling to be implanted is permanent
  • Serious mesh associated complications may result in one or more revision surgeries
  • Partial or complete removal of the mesh may not always be possible or advisable as it may not fully correct these complications
  • New onset (de novo) complications and recurring or worsening SUI can occur
  • There may be unresolved pain with or without mesh explant and varying degrees of scarring may occur
  • Certain underlying conditions may be more susceptible to postoperative bleeding, impaired blood supply, compromised/delayed healing, mesh sling exposure or other complications

Potential additional risks versus benefits of using Altis should be considered in patients with one or more of the following: age-related underlying conditions • autoimmune disease • coagulation disorder • connective tissue disorder • debilitated or immunocompromised state • diabetes • pelvic radiation therapy or chemotherapy • physical characteristics (e.g., body mass index) • renal insufficiency • smoking-related underlying conditions, or • urinary tract anomalies.

Any future pregnancy could negate the benefits of this surgical procedure. Patients should report bleeding, pain, abnormal vaginal discharge or signs of infection at any time.

Complications are known to occur and may be immediate or delayed, localized or systemic, new onset (de novo) or worsening, acute or chronic, transient or permanent, new onset (de novo) or continuing, worsening, transient, or permanent.

Potential complications may include but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Abscess
  • Adhesion
  • Allergic reaction, hypersensitivity, or abnormal (maladaptive) immune response
  • Bladder symptoms (e.g., increased daytime frequency, urgency, nocturia (urinating more than once per night), overactive bladder, urinary incontinence)
  • Bleeding/hemorrhage or hematoma
  • Delayed/impaired/abnormal wound healing
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Exposure, extrusion or erosion of mesh sling or suture into the vagina or other structures and organs
  • Fistula formation (abnormal connection or passageway that forms between two structures in the body)
  • Granuloma (small area of inflammation)/scar tissue formation
  • Hispareunia (male partner pain with intercourse)
  • Infection
  • Inflammation/irritation
  • Necrosis (tissue death)
  • Neuromuscular disorder
  • Pain
  • Palpable mesh (able to be felt by patient and/or partner)
  • Pelvic/urogenital pain
  • Perforation or injury to adjacent muscles, nerves, vessels, structures, or organs (e.g., bone, bladder, urethra, ureters, bowel, vagina)
  • Scarring
  • Seroma (fluid buildup at site of surgery)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sling migration (movement)
  • Suture exposure
  • Ureteral obstruction
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vaginal tightening/shortening
  • Voiding symptoms (e.g., dysuria (painful urination), urinary retention, incomplete emptying, bladder outlet obstruction, straining, position-dependent voiding, slow stream)
  • Wound dehiscence (re-opening of surgical incision)

This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Discuss the treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a mesh sling is right for you.

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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