There are several surgical options available for treating incontinence:
- Injection (bulking) - Your doctor may inject a thick substance called a bulking agent into the area around the bladder to support it. This outpatient procedure takes about 15-20 minutes.
- Sling surgery - A minimally invasive surgery that takes about 20-30minutes, however because general anesthesia is used, you will be in the Ambulatory Surgery Center for 2 hours. A piece of your own tissue or a synthetic material is used to support the bladder neck and urethra.
- Radiofrequency bladder neck suspension - A minimally invasive procedure in which the pelvic tissue is gradually and precisely heated; this allows for shrinking and stabilizing to keep the urethra from leaking.
- Retropubic suspension - Your surgeon attaches the bladder to structures behind the pubic bone to provide additional support.