Introduction
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:



What our patients say about Dr. Ashford and Dr. Myer ...

I went months thinking that I had chronic bladder or vaginal infections. I took tons of antibiotics. Dr. Ashford told me that it was not an infection, but possibly a pelvic floor problem. WOW, I never would have guessed, and took the extra time to teach me about my issue. Pain free now, and I have worked with so many providers at the clinic besides Dr. Ashford. So many kind and professional people here to help.
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