Medically Reviewed by Gary H. Emerson, MD
Like many surgical approaches, the ability to treat stress incontinence has made tremendous advances in the past several decades. McLeod Gynecologist Gary Emerson, M.D., explains the most common surgical and non-surgical treatments for women who have embarrassing bladder leakage when they cough or sneeze:
Key points from the video:
- SURGICAL TREATMENTS have advanced considerably. Today, most are minimally invasive.
- The most common procedure is the sub-urethral sling, where patients often go home the same day.
- NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS are largely exercised-based, such as Kegels.
- Physical Therapy works for about half the women. About 50% eventually need surgery.
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