There is more than one surgical procedure that can address urethral sphincter dysfunction. I am not sure which procedure your surgeon has recommended for you. Anyone of the following procedures may be performed depending on the severity of your condition.
. This can be performed under local or regional anesthesia. Collagen is injected into the tissues around the urethral sphincter to 'bulk up' the muscle and achieve bladder control.
. During this procedure a portion of your abdominal tissue is used to create a sling around the urethra. this creates sufficient urethral compression and prevents leakage of urine.
There are various medical devices that can be implanted to prevent incontinence.
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