Surgical Treatment for Men with SUI

Sling Implantation

Male Sling Implantation

Slings provide support to the pelvic floor muscles and help the urethra to better resist the pressure of a full bladder. Sling implantation aims to cure SUI by compressing the urethra or repositioning the urethra in relation to the bladder neck. The goal of both techniques is to prevent urine leakage.

There are various types of slings, like two armed-slings, four-armed slings and adjustable ones. Slings can be synthetic, or made of human or animal tissue. You can discuss with your doctor which option is best for you.

Which type of sling is recommended for you depends on your individual situation and needs. It also depends on the availability of different types of slings in your hospital and your surgeon’s experience with them.

When should I consider a sling?

Slings can be considered in case of mild to moderate urinary incontinence after prostatectomy. They are also recommended when other surgical treatments are not possible, or if you do not want to undergo major surgery.

A sling can be a good option after other procedures have failed. Discuss with your doctor what the best option is for you.

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Read more about male sling implantation, how to prepare, and what to expect after the procedure. This section shows illustrations of slings.

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