|Bladder Incontinence Surgery|
- Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT)-This is the most common kind of surgery that is used to treat stress incontinence. The doctor will use a mesh tape that is positioned under the urethra like a sling or a hammock to support it and return it to its normal position. Most of the time the surgeon is able to insert the tape through very small incisions that are made in the vagina and the pubic hair line.
- Retro pubic suspension-This type of bladder surgery provides lift to the sagging bladder neck and urethra by attaching their supporting tissues to the pubic bone or tough ligaments.
- Urethral sling-As this surgery is done the surgeon fashions a piece of muscle, ligament, or tendon tissue (or synthetic material), into a sling that lifts the urethra back into a normal position.
- Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS)-This is one of the newest bladder surgery techniques. As this is done the doctor puts an electrical stimulator under your skin above your buttocks. This stimulator looks like a pacemaker. It is attached to electrodes that send pulses to a nerve in your lower back (sacrum). The sacral nerve plays a role in bladder storage and emptying.