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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urinary Incontinence

When less invasive treatments aren’t improving your urinary incontinence symptoms, we can often provide you relief through minimally invasive surgery like burch urethropexy surgery.

Surgery may be required if you’re still experiencing symptoms like:

  • an overactive bladder causing frequent and strong urges to go to the bathroom
  • an urge to return to the bathroom several times after urinating to completely empty your bladder
  • stress incontinence from aging, pregnancy (especially multiple pregnancies), specific medical conditions, and various lifestyle activities lead to weakened pelvic support muscles and increased pressure on the bladder causes mild to extreme leaking. You may experience leaking when you sneeze, laugh, lift heavy objects, or exercise.

How we can treat your urinary incontinence.

Robotic Burch Urethropexy

Condition

Urinary incontinence refers to the loss of bladder control when the bladder support tissues are too weak or the bladder muscles are too active.

Procedure

A burch urethropexy repositions the urethra and bladder to keep urine from easily leaking under stress. To relieve pressure, the urethra and nearby bladder neck are stitched to the lining of the pelvic bone.

Surgery involves several tiny incisions on your abdomen over the bladder to reposition the urethra and bladder neck to relieve stress on the organs.

Technique

Minimally Invasive

A minimally invasive burch urethropexy is performed robotically by making four to five, 8mm incisions with very limited muscle disruption.

The procedure is outpatient surgery, so most patients can return home the same day as surgery and usually recover in one to two weeks.

Minimally invasive surgery offers patients many advantages, including a smaller incision, less post-operative pain, reduced risk of surgical complications, and a faster recovery.