If non-surgical options have not solved your stress urinary incontinence, it may be time to consider a more permanent18 surgical solution. One surgical option your doctor may recommend is a sling procedure.
A sling corrects bladder leakage, or stress incontinence, by providing support to the bladder neck and urethra. After a sling procedure, most women can regain better control of their bladder19. It is important to know that future pregnancies may negate the effects of the surgical sling procedure and you may once again become incontinent.21
There are different types of sling procedures, including a Transobturator, a Suprapubic, a Retropublic and a Single Incision— each of which implants the device using a different method or approach. Your doctor will discuss the differences and which type of procedure might be best for you.22