How Bladder Sling Surgery Works

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Practicing at Metro Chicago Surgical Oncology, Dr. Alan Sadah is also on staff at West Suburban Medical Center, Westlake Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Alan Sadah offers bladder sling surgery to patients with urinary incontinence.

Stress incontinence is a condition that causes urinary leakage when a patient laughs, coughs, or sneezes. Bladder sling surgery is typically performed when Kegel exercises, medication, and other noninvasive treatments have failed.

Bladder sling surgery involves the placement of a surgically constructed sling, which the surgeon creates out of natural or synthetic tissue. Natural slings may involve tissue from the patient’s own body. Alternatively, a surgeon may choose synthetic mesh rather than natural material.

Bladder sling surgery does not require the surgeon to attach the sling with stitches. Instead, scar tissue naturally forms around the sling and holds it in place. Dissolvable stitches or skin glue allow the surgeon to close the access incisions.

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