Male Sling Placement for SUI at Lowcountry Urology Clinics
The physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC are skilled in performing male sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). We invite referring physicians to consider us for their patients who may benefit from this procedure.
As a service to our referring physicians, Lowcountry Urology Clinics would like to present some basic information on male sling procedures for SUI that you may wish to share with your patients.
Definition of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence often affects men who have had all or part of their prostate removed and occurs when abdominal pressure increases, such as when you cough, laugh or jump, which can significantly impact quality of life.
Male Sling Placement for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC employ two respected names in minimally invasive retro-urethral surgical sling implants: AdVance™ and Virtue. Their main function is urethral elevation. Urethral elevation is essentially realignment, returning it to its pre-prostatectomy position and supporting the man's natural anatomical structure, while compression of the urethra helps provide the resistance necessary to ensure bladder control.
Who May Benefit from Male Sling Placement for SUI?
A male sling procedure is ideal for men who seek minimally invasive surgical procedure or who are not candidates for an artificial urinary sphincter.
Details of Male Sling Placement of SUI
This is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure where supporting mesh is inserted behind the urethra to support and reposition it. The procedure often takes less than a half hour.
Success Rates of Male Sling Placement Procedure
Many patients report significantly reduced urinary incontinence following the male sling procedure.
Choose Lowcountry Urology Clinics for Your Patients
For your SUI patients who may benefit from a male sling placement procedure, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC is a referral you can make with confidence. Contact us today!