Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence in Women
Why It Is Done
The urethral sling procedure may be used for women who have Reference stress incontinence Opens New Window:
- Caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck.
- With a history of previous failed surgeries.
- Complicated by factors such as obesity that create a risk for failure of other types of surgeries.
- Caused by problems with the muscular outlet of the bladder (sphincter).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology