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Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Your Health Resources

Male Incontinence

February 10, 2019

Incontinence can limit your activities and keep you homebound in costly, messy pads, dealing with the frustration, embarrassment, and constant fear of leaking and odor. The reality is you don’t have to live with bladder control problems anymore.

Our practice specializes in real solutions, from minimally invasive surgical procedures, like the male sling for mild to moderate incontinence, to the artificial urinary sphincter implant that can help resolve even severe incontinence.

Mild to Moderate Incontinence

AdVance® Male Sling System

  • Small sling made of synthetic mesh placed inside the body through small incisions
  • Supports the urethra, helping restore normal bladder control
  • Many patients are continent immediately following the procedure
  • Can resume normal, nonstrenuous activities shortly thereafter

InVance® Male Sling System

  • Also involves placing a mesh sling completely inside the body
  • Places pressure on the urethra to reduce the possibility of urine leakage
  • Many patients are continent immediately following the procedure
  • Can resume normal, nonstrenuous activities shortly thereafter

Moderate to Serious Incontinence

AMS 800® Urinary Control System

  • Artificial urinary sphincter placed completely inside the body
  • Provides discreet urinary control
  • Mimics a healthy sphincter, keeping the urethra closed until you want to urinate
  • Connected system of:
    • Pump implanted in the scrotum
    • Inflatable cuff around the urethra
    • Balloon reservoir implanted in the abdomen

How It Works

  • Helps control urination by squeezing and releasing the pump
  • Moves fluid out of the cuff and back into the reservoir
  • Urine can flow out of the bladder
  • Fluid returns from reservoir to cuff, squeezing urethra closed again

As with any surgical procedure, inherent risks are present. Although rare, some of the most severe risks may include infection, erosion, and surgical, physical, psychological, or mechanical complication. If these occur, they may necessitate revision or removal of the device.

If you suffer from incontinence, don’t wait. Make an appointment with the Urology specialists at Kelsey-Seybold to talk about your options for a solution that can help you restore your quality of life.

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