Over the past 3 years, our team has developed a completely novel, mesh-free option for the repair of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The procedure, called “transvaginal urethropexy”, takes than 30 minutes to perform, with no external skin incisions. Patients go home approximately 1 hour after the procedure.
The technique uses your own natural tissues, rather than foreign body mesh or plastic ‘sling’ implants. For women who are concerned about undergoing a mesh procedure, this new minimally invasive procedure has changed the game.
Does this operation mean the end of mesh slings? Not at all. We work with each patient individually, to arrive at the best decision based on symptoms, diagnostic testing and each woman’s personal goals. We still perform slings on a regular basis, and have a 20+ year track record of excellent outcomes using that procedure. However this new mesh-free option has been an amazing addition in our treatment toolbox, for women seeking a more natural solution.
Are you interested in learning more about this mesh-free female incontinence repair? Contact us to schedule an appointment. There is simply no need to live with bladder leakage, and this technique – developed by our team and currently available at no other center – provides a more natural approach than ever before.