February 17: Minimally Invasive Procedures for Stress Incontinence

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Women suffering from stress incontinence experience the leakage of urine when they cough, sneeze, laugh or engage in any activity that increases the pressure on the bladder and/or the supporting tissue. There are many non-invasive treatment options that women experiencing stress incontinence can try first. However, for some individuals, non-invasive therapies may not completely eliminate the symptoms of incontinence. These individuals may be good candidates for minimally invasive surgeries that take as little as a few minutes to perform.

The most common surgical procedure to remedy stress incontinence uses a synthetic sling, which acts like a hammock to support the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. Synthetic sling procedures are often done under anesthesia in an outpatient setting. For most women, the complete recovery period is approximately four weeks, but many are able to return to work and other non-strenuous activities after a couple of days.

Learn more about incontinence and read patient testimonials here: http://www.virginiawomenscenter.com/services-urogynecology.html

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