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What is mid-urethral sling surgery?

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More women have stress urinary incontinence than men. With women, doctors use two types of sling surgery: mid-urethral and traditional.

Mid-urethral sling surgery is more common. A thin strip of mesh is used to make the sling, and your surgeon will put it under your urethra in one of three ways. Each type takes about 30 minutes.

From: What Is Sling Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Urology Care Foundation: “Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Patient Guide,” “Facts About Surgical Mesh to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Incontinence,” “Urinary Incontinence Surgery in Women: The Next Step.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Surgery for Stress Incontinence.”

American Urogynecologic Society: “Frequently Asked Questions by Patients Mid-urethral Slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence.”

FDA: “Considerations about Surgical Mesh for SUI.”  

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

SOURCES: Urology Care Foundation: “Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Patient Guide,” “Facts About Surgical Mesh to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Incontinence,” “Urinary Incontinence Surgery in Women: The Next Step.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Surgery for Stress Incontinence.”

American Urogynecologic Society: “Frequently Asked Questions by Patients Mid-urethral Slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence.”

FDA: “Considerations about Surgical Mesh for SUI.”  

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 12, 2018

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