Sling (Monarc) Cystoscopy, Laparoscopy

urinary incontinence treatment

Sling (Monarc) Cystoscopy

Urethral sling surgeries to treat urinary incontinence involve placing a sling around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention. The sling is attached to the abdominal wall.

The sling material may be muscle, ligament, or tendon tissue taken from the woman or from an animal, such as a pig. It may also be composed of synthetic material such as plastic that is compatible with body tissues or of absorbable polymer that eventually disintegrates.

Why It Is Done

The urethral sling procedure may be used for women who have stress incontinence:

  • Caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck.
  • With a history of previous failed surgeries.
  • Complicated by factors such as obesity that create a risk for failure of other types of surgeries.
  • Caused by problems with the muscular outlet of the bladder (sphincter).

How Well It Works

Sling surgeries are as effective as other surgeries to cure stress urinary incontinence in women. About 8 out of 10 women are cured after this surgery.

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Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery without making a large incision. A thin tube is inserted into thr abdomen through a small incision. The laparsoscope allows your health care provider to see the pelvic organs. If a problem needs to be treated, other instruments are used. these instruments are inserted either through the laparoscope or through other small cuts in the abdomen.

Pelvic laparoscopy is used both for diagnosis and treatment. It may be recommended for:

  • An abnormal pelvic mass or ovarian cyst found on pelvic ultrasound
  • Cancer (ovarian, endometrial, or cervical) in order to:
  • Look for spread of the cancer and perform a biopsy (called staging)
  • Remove lymph nodes or pelvic organs
  • Chronic (long-term) pelvic pain, if no other cause has been found
  • Evaluating and treating infertility
  • Removing the uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Removing uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
  • Sterilization (tubal ligation)
  • Sudden, severe pelvic pain (may be caused by twisting of an ovary, appendicitis, perforation of the uterus, or salpingitis)
  • Surgically treating a tubal pregnancy
  • Uterine tissue found outside the uterus in the abdomen (endometriosis)

Laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure that is done in one of Garden Ob/Gyn Surgical facilities, Garden City Surgical or Lake Success Surgical.

For more information on Laparoscopy please visit the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website, please click here

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