This procedure will require one or two small incisions in the abdominal wall and vagina. The incisions will be made just above the pubic bone. A sling will be placed under the urethra. The sling will close the urethra when pushed down by a sneeze, cough, or other stressors. This will prevent incontinence. The sling can be made out of a synthetic material or tissue from your own body.
Immediately After Procedure
After surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery room. You will most likely have a catheter in place to drain your urine.
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Anesthesia will block pain during the surgery. After surgery, you may experience some pain or soreness. You will be given pain medicine to relieve the discomfort.
Average Hospital Stay
You may be sent home the same day.
At the Hospital
At first, your urine may look bloody. This will resolve over time. When you are able to empty your bladder completely, the catheter will be removed. You may be up and walking on the same day as the surgery.
Avoid lifting and strenuous exercise for six weeks after surgery. This will allow healing to take place.
To help ensure a smooth recovery, follow your doctor's instructions.
Call Your Doctor
After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
Signs of infection, including fever and chills
Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a