These procedures will be done laparoscopically with a single incision, which is minimally invasive and an optimal means of operating inside the patient with minimum scarring. Although especially uncommon with laparoscopy, there are possible side-effects of urinary incontinence surgery, which may include: temporary urination difficulty (urinary retention), urinary tract infection, and painful intercourse. Consultation with a healthcare provider will allow for more detailed risks and benefits of the surgery.
- Tension-free mini sling
- Laparoscopic bladder neck suspension
- Urge incontinence is normally treated with non-surgical procedures including:
- Pelvic floor exercises and magnetic chair: strengthens the pelvic floor muscles and simultaneously the bladder
- Reduce acidic sustenance e.g. orange juice and tomato juice
- Increase magnesium intake
- Send a urine test to a lab to exclude urinary infection
- Bladder drilling: practice holding the bladder and not going to the toilet
- Use oestrogen cream if directed by doctor
- Botox in the bladder wall
- When non surgical procedures have not been successful there are surgical options to discuss
Recovery time is relatively short. Post-surgery recovery may require 1-3 days in hospital. A catheter might be required. Heavy lifting should be avoided, as it can cause damage.