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Incontinence Surgery

Habersham OBGYN -  - OBGYN

Habersham OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Demorest, GA

If conservative incontinence treatments, including medications and lifestyle changes, haven’t been effective, it might be time to consider incontinence surgery. At Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, you have access to a team of skilled women’s health providers who specialize in minimally invasive gynecological procedures. If you’d like to find out if incontinence surgery is right for you, book an exam through the website or over the phone today.

Incontinence Surgery Q & A

Am I a candidate for incontinence surgery?

In most cases, your gynecologist will provide you with several conservative solutions to treat your urinary incontinence. Prescription medications, pelvic floor therapy, and electrical stimulation are just some of the incontinence treatments that are known for providing results.

If you have severely weakened pelvic floor muscles, inherited defects, or advanced issues though, conservative incontinence treatments might not be enough. 

In these cases, your gynecologist may talk with you about incontinence surgery. This minimally invasive procedure may be right for you if you:

  • Are in good general health
  • Aren’t planning on having more children
  • Previously had an incontinence surgery that failed

Incontinence surgery is helpful for restoring your quality of life and helping you overcome the most uncomfortable and embarrassing of urinary incontinence issues. 

Which type of incontinence surgery is right for me?

Habersham OBGYN specializes in modern, minimally invasive incontinence surgery. Below are descriptions of some of the most common types of surgery.

Midurethral sling

The midurethral sling procedure, including the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) method, is the most common type of urinary incontinence surgery. Your gynecologist places a synthetic mesh strap underneath your urethra. This strap or “sling” functions as a hammock and provides support for your urethra and neck of your bladder. 

Traditional sling

With a traditional sling surgery, your gynecologist makes a sling with your own tissue. Though slightly more invasive, the end result is the same as a midurethral sling: more support for your urethra and bladder neck. 

Suspension procedures

Suspension procedures involve reinforcing your urethra and bladder neck to decrease sagging and pressure. Your gynecologist makes a few small incisions in your pelvic area and secures your urethra and bladder neck in place with durable stitches. 

How long is the recovery after incontinence surgery?

Habersham OBGYN provides full incontinence workup care and postsurgical therapy to ensure your incontinence surgery is a success. Your recovery depends on which type of surgery you have and how quickly you heal. 

It generally takes at least a couple of weeks to get back to most of your usual activities after incontinence surgery. Additionally, your dedicated practitioner at Habersham OBGYN may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and sexual intercourse for at least 4-6 weeks. 

Book your incontinence surgery evaluation at Habersham OBGYN online today. You’re also welcome to call to speak with a team member directly.