When Surgery is Recommended
If non-surgical options have not solved your stress urinary incontinence, Dr. Ashford or Dr. Myer may suggest a more permanent surgical solution. One option they may recommend is a sling procedure.
What is a sling?
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 bladder. The operation is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery.
There are different types of sling procedures. Because of its minimally invasive insertion procedure and faster recovery, our urogynecologists will often recommend Altis®.
What makes the Altis sling different?
Altis offers a unique placement system that's accomplished with just one small incision. This means a good chance at a faster recovery with less pain. Here's how it works: