Stress incontinence is a disorder in which urine is involuntarily discharged from the bladder when stress is put on the bladder, such as when laughing or coughing.
During Transobturator Tape Surgery, tiny mesh tapes are inserted under the urethra to keep it in its normal position, like a sling.
Urinary incontinence is caused due to sagging of the urethra.
Sagging may be due to various reasons, such as age, physical health, injury, etc.
The Transobturator Tape Surgery is performed to restore the urethra to its original state, and to keep it that way for as long as possible.
Sometimes, it may be due to infection to the bladder itself.
The Transobturator Tape Surgery lasts for about half an hour to forty five minutes.
Urinary incontinence can be quite an emotional burden as well as embarrassing for the patient.
This surgery solves the problem, thereby improving the patient's social life and confidence.
In case of bladder infection, the treatment helps to eliminate this problem, which can be quite harmful to the rest of the pelvic organs.
The patient is advised to have a void bladder for a few hours before the surgery.
The procedure is carried out with the patient under the effect of an anesthetic.
The surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen to introduce the mesh strips.
The strips are then placed like a sling around the urethra, to hold it in place.
After Transobturator Tape Surgery, the patient will be asked to urinate to test the response of the bladder and urethra to the surgery.
An overnight stay is rarely needed after the surgery
There might be mild pain in the abdomen after the surgery, which is normal
Any bleeding or abnormal discharge from the vagina should be immediately reported to the doctor.
The doctor should be reported to periodically, after the surgery, to check for proper functioning of the bladder.
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"
MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.Read more [+]