Midurethral Sling for Stress Urinary Incontinence

What is a midurethral sling?

A midurethral sling is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for women with stress (exertional) urinary incontinence. It is the most definitive, long-term treatment for this condition.* Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is present in people who leak urine when they cough, sneeze, laugh, walk, run or exercise. SUI is a pelvic floor disorder that occurs when the muscles and tissues that support the rectum, urethra, uterus and bladder are damaged.

What is the procedure like?

This outpatient procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to perform. The sling is designed to provide a ribbon of support under the urethra to stop it from dropping during physical activity. This provided support mimics the normal anatomy that reduces the amount of leakage or prevents urine from leaking.* Dr Shelby Morrisroe will recommend an anchoring location for the ribbon that is right for you. Anesthesia is will be used during the procedure and once that sets in, a small incision will be made in the vaginal area. Next, a synthetic mesh is placed and the “sling” of support is created. When the sling is properly placed, the incision will be closed up and bandaged.

Recovery time is generally very quick with most women feeling back to normal after several days. However, you will be restricted from strenuous activity, exercise and intercourse for several weeks. You may be sent home with a urinary catheter for 48 hours which can be easily self-removed.

Treatment in Torrance, California

To schedule a free consultation for a midurethral sling procedure, please contact our Torrance office via online form or phone number. Dr. Morrisroe will assess your symptoms and will recommend the proper treatment. If this minimally invasive surgery is needed, Dr. Morrisroe can perform it. Schedule today!


*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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