What is stress urinary incontinence?
The unintentional leakage of urine while laughing, coughing or sneezing .This is an extremely embarrassing situation and greatly reduces the quality of life for several women.
What causes stress urinary incontinence?
Instrumental deliveries ,multiple pregnancies (combined with genetic factors), chronic urinary infections and ageing are the most common causes of urinary incontinence.
What are the treatment options?
The latest non-invasive treatment for SUI is by Radiofrequency energy device which delivers directed heat on the anterior vaginal wall causing collagen remodelling hence better bladder control. This phenomenal treatment has been performing wonders for women who have urinary incontinence.To read more about this treatment click here.
Surgical management is initiated when medical management fails to treat incontinence. There are two very popular procedures.
Trans Vaginal Tapes / Trans Obturator Tapes:TVT / TOT
These procedures are performed using specialized mid- urethral slings which form a “hammock” underneath the urethra for support. These tapes have become the treatment of choice for patients who are resistant to Radiofrequency energy treatments , the complete procedure only takes about half an hour and no abdominal incisions are necessary as the whole procedure is performed vaginally. Mesh erosion is the only documented complication of this procedure and it can be easily treated .Patients concerned about mesh can opt for Laparoscopic Burch suspension.
Laparoscopic Burch suspension:
A patient with urinary incontinence might also have an associated descent of the uterus, a laparoscopic hysterectomy followed by a laparoscopic burch suspension can be performed together to relieve symptoms completely. This extremely skilled procedure requires the access of the retro pubic space to access the urethra. The para urethral region is anchored to the cooper’s line (a strong ligament) anteriorly using non-absorbable sutures, thus suspending the urethra and restoring the normal anatomy.
Why choose Indigo Womens Center for your procedure?
Choosing the right specialist for treatment for SUI is crucial because most gynaecologists only offer the options available to them. Our centre being equipped with all the latest technologies we can offer patients with a wide range of treatment options ranging from Radiofrequency energy to surgical management.