Surgical Treatment for Women with SUI

Balloon Insertion

Artificial Compression Devices (Balloon insertion)

Artificial compression devices, also known as balloons, are a second-line treatment for moderate to severe stress urinary incontinence (SUI). They compress the urethra just below the bladder neck so that it can better resist the pressure of a full bladder. The goal of the balloons is to reduce urine leakage during activities such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or running.

When should I consider a balloon insertion?

Balloon insertion is recommended after a previous surgical treatment to cure or improve SUI has failed. Your doctor may also recommend it in case of specific conditions for which other treatment options are less effective.

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Read more about balloon insertion and what to expect after the procedure. This section shows an illustration of an artificial compression device.

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