At Coyle Institute, when we perform a transobturator sling procedure to treat stress incontinence, we use the Altis® sling, which is a permanent mesh sling composed of synthetic materials implanted specifically to provide support to the urethra, a thin tube that conveys urine from the bladder and out of the body. Once the sling is implanted, patients are able to control their bladder, reducing the occurrence of stress incontinence and providing them with permanent relief that they might have once considered impossible. Over the course of time, the body will naturally grow tissue at the implantation site, which is crucial to proper healing as well as the long-term success of the sling in its ability to provide support and stay in place.
All medical procedures come at a risk, though the transobturator sling procedure generally causes fewer mesh complications than the retropubic approach. Such complications may include neurological problems including weakness or numbness in the legs. Overall, however, the use of medical mesh slings to treat pelvic organ prolapse and provide relief from stress incontinence has been successful and extremely beneficial to the patient; and because of that, we feel confident in offering this procedure to the women in our care.
No woman should feel that she has no control when it comes to matters of her health; and while incontinence is a sensitive matter that often causes embarrassment as well as limitations on normal life, the team at Coyle Institute is dedicated to giving the women in our care the emotional support they need as they seek out advice in regaining control.
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