Do you suffer from incontinence, and can’t seem to find any kind of relief? Do you find yourself following your doctor’s orders, but still find yourself embarrassed by the effects of incontinence? Do you wish there was something you could do to cure your incontinence forever? Fortunately there are many new treatments to treat even difficult cases of incontinence. Here are four new cutting edge solutions for treating your hard to treat case of incontinence.
Needle Bladder Neck Suspension – The name certainly sounds a little daunting, but the procedure is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. However, it does involve needles. The process of needle bladder neck suspension involves using special needles to make a very minor incision in the abdomen and the vagina. There are many different variations on this procedure, including the so-called Stamey and Modified Pereyar procedures. These procedures are used to help support and anchor the bladder. This is a new type of surgery that is only available for women.
What kind of success rate might you enjoy from the needle bladder neck suspension? Success rates vary, with numbers ranging from 40 to 80 percent being reported. The cure rate for this procedure is generally a little lower than other surgical procedures, so the needle bladder neck suspension procedure is not being done as much as it used to be. There are some complications, including the inability to urinate, a urinary tract infection, urge incontinence, wound infection, and very rarely, fistula.
Retropubic Suspension – This is a bit of a catchall term that is used to describe a class of surgical procedures that are done in order to life the urethra and bladder. They are done by making an incision through the abdomen. The exact procedure will depend on the patient. The success rate for this procedure is higher, with a cure rate of 75 to 90 percent. There are some complications associated with retropubic suspension, including wound infection, urinary tract infection and urge incontinence.
Sling Procedure – This is one of the most common surgical procedures done to treat incontinence. A sling procedure is most commonly done in women, and very rarely performed on men. As the name implies, a sling is formed by using a piece of abdominal tissue, or by using a piece of synthetic material. This “sling” is then used to push against the urethral sphincter which helps to prevent against urine leakage. This procedure has proved the most successful among those who choose it, with a reported 80 to 90 percent cure rate.
Artificial Urinary Sphincter – This refers to a surgical device that is used to help men treat the effects of incontinence in men. The procedure refers to placing an artificial urinary sphincter as a replacement in order to help treat stress incontinence in men. However, this procedure is generally reserved as a last resort treatment because it has been associated with various complications. Complications associated with the use of an artificial urinary sphincter include urethral erosion and infection.