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  • SURGERY FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE

    What is it?

    • Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the bladder, resulting in urine dribbling through the vaginal vault.
    • Often, this can be emotionally strenuous and embarrassing for women, and most of them opt for a surgical procedure.

    Urinary incontinence surgery is an invasive process, but provides long lasting benefits.

    Advantages

    • The patient is able to exercise control over the passing of urine
    • Any involuntary discharge is eliminated, which would otherwise be quite embarrassing for the woman

    Preparation

    • It is of prime importance to diagnose the correct reason behind the disorder, as the surgical procedures differ with the causes behind it.
    • It is preferred to wait for the surgery if the woman wishes to get pregnant

    Pre Surgery

    • The surgery is performed with the patient under anesthetic effect
    • The patient is asked to have a void bladder for a few hours before the surgery

    Procedure

    The procedure is mostly done in two steps; sling procedure and bladder neck procedure

    • In sling procedure, the surgeon uses synthetic mesh strips, the patient's tissue or in rare cases, animal or donor tissue to create a sling under the bladder neck through an incision in the abdominal wall.
    • This keeps the bladder neck closed, especially when the patient sneezes or coughs, so that urine does not leak out of the neck
    • In some cases, nerve stimulation is used to treat incontinence. However, this can only help in Urge Incontinence, and not in Stress Incontinence

    Post Surgery

    • After surgery, the patient is advised to take complete rest for at least three to four days
    • A catheter is inserted into the bladder to facilitate the passing of urine during this period
    • After discharge from the hospital, the patient is asked to report to the doctor after certain periods
    • Any abnormal discharge or bleeding through the vagina should be immediately reported to the doctor, as it may be a sign of infection

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    Our Doctor

    Dr. Niraj Mahajan

    MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.

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