Bladder Sling Surgery for Stress Incontinence
“I leak when I cough, sneeze, and exercise.”
Dr. Christi hears that every day. It’s called stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Many women experience SUI after having children, aging, or experiencing hormonal changes.
What you may not have heard: you do NOT have to live with SUI! Our surgical sling treatment gets you back to your regular life.
15 – 30 minutes
3 days avoiding driving/heavy lifting
What It Treats
Stress urinary incontinence
Leaking urine from bladder pressure exertion, such as coughing, sneezing, or jumping
How It Works
Benefits of Bladder Sling Surgery in Houston
Dr. Christi has performed several thousand sling surgeries and has mastered the procedure. Benefits of the procedure include:
No more stress-induced "leaks"
Great choice when Kegels don't work
Simple outpatient surgery
Achieves long-lasting results
Renewed confidence enjoying activities
a passionate, experienced medical team
About ChristiMD Medical Group
ChristiMD Medical Group provides a trustworthy and welcoming space for men and women alike, offering the most advanced medical treatments available under one roof. Dr. Christi is double board certified in urology and urogynecology, with over 26 years of experience.
We’ve helped thousands of patients across Texas experience positive, life-changing results. Better doctor. Better techniques. Better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Inserting a sling provides the support the urethra tube needs to function effectively, and it lasts for a very long time. Dr. Christi is an expert in the field, and has reviewed extensive literature on the procedure. The latest studies show that it is safe, and still working 17 years after insertion, in almost all patients.
A sling isn’t done for all stress incontinence issues because Dr. Christi prefers to consider non-invasive procedures first. Non-invasive stress incontinence treatments in Houston, TX, can often address an issue without requiring surgery and healing time. However, depending on the severity of the issue, a sling may be the first, best choice.
Dr. Christi will go over the factors surrounding your concerns and your current health to determine if you’re a good candidate for sling surgery. Some of the factors you’ll discuss to understand the risks and benefits include:
- Lifestyle choices
- Plans for childbearing
- Other pelvic issues (and their treatment)
- You medical history
- And more.
Together with Dr. Christi, you can make fully-informed decisions for the best outcome.
SUI is caused by a loss of support underneath the urethra tube. The urethra holds urine in the bladder, but when connective tissue or muscle tone is lost, the urethra cannot do its job, and the result is urine leakage.