After pregnancy, menopause, and other major body changes, you might notice urine leakage when you cough, exercise, or laugh. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the gynecologic team can treat your urinary incontinence with advanced incontinence surgery techniques. For more information about incontinence surgery, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book an appointment online today.
Urinary incontinence is a problem characterized by poor control over your bladder because of weakening muscles in the region. It can cause you to leak urine involuntarily or struggle to make it to the restroom in time to urinate in a toilet.
Stress incontinence, a common type of urinary incontinence, can cause you to leak urine when stress is placed on the muscles along your urinary tract. You might urinate a bit when you laugh, sneeze, cough, lift a heavy object, or engage in physical activity. This can set you up for embarrassment, shame, and inconvenience.
Urinary incontinence affects women disproportionately. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, the team can evaluate and treat your urinary incontinence with incontinence surgery.
Traditionally, many surgical treatments for urinary incontinence involved devices like meshes or slings. Devices like these are designed to hold your urinary structures in place, but they can also cause complications of their own.
At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, the team uses a surgery called Kelly Urethral Plication to treat incontinence. Kelly Urethral Plication doesn’t involve the use of foreign bodies like meshes and slings. Instead, your surgeon uses your tissues to provide more support for your bladder and urethra.
The main goal of Kelly Urethral Plication is to make the diameter of your urethra smaller. You can combine the surgery with vaginal reconstruction or a hysterectomy if your urinary incontinence coincides with pelvic organ prolapse.
You should sit down for a consultation at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, to find out whether or not you’re a good candidate for incontinence surgery. Your provider might encourage you to try other non-surgical solutions for urinary incontinence before undergoing surgery. If conservative treatments don’t resolve your incontinence, surgery may be an option.
Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, might decide you’re a candidate for incontinence surgery if:
If incontinence surgery isn’t an option for you, the team at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, can help you explore other treatment options. They can also recommend lifestyle changes that could help you improve control over your bladder.
To learn more about urinary incontinence and incontinence surgery without devices, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book an appointment online today.