|Bladder Control Surgery|
Bladder control problems can be traced to a lot of different reasons including a prolapsed bladder, cystocele, pressure imbalance in the urethra and bladder, and many others. Problems with the bladder can be very embarrassing, to say the least.
Treatment options are available for people experiencing urinary incontinence. These are treatments that are doctor-approved such as oral medication, exercise, and proper diet. There are also alternative sources of medicine such as acupuncture and herbal medication that are considered holistic in approach.
For people whose lifestyle and jobs are compromised due to bladder control problems, a more invasive and extensive approach is available to not only alleviate the problem, but to cure it altogether.
Bladder control surgery, more commonly referred to as Sling procedure, is suggested to patients who need a more permanent way to cure urinary incontinence. This procedure involves the use of a tension-free vaginal tape or tissue from the patient's abdominal fascia to control the need to urinate.
Vaginal bladder control surgery uses two techniques, namely the trans-vaginal method and the per cutaneous method. The trans-vaginal method is where surgery is done through the vagina itself, while only a couple of small abdominal incisions are needed for a per cutaneous method.
Another form of bladder surgery usually recommended to cure stress incontinence is the Burch Colposuspension. This method involves separating the urethra and the neck of the bladder from the pubic bone. Sutures that pass through the vagina and pubic ligaments will then keep the elevated pubic bone in place.
MMK, or the Marshall Marchetti Krantz approach is another surgery options recommended by doctors for people with more serious bladder control problems. It involves needle suspension, as with other types of bladder control surgeries such as the Stamey technique, the Raz procedure, and the Gittes technique.
A prolapsed bladder is the most common cause of urinary incontinence. Here, surgeons attempt to restore bladder support by inserting stitches to the walls of the vagina and re-position the bladder itself. A lot of people undergo bladder re-positioning once diagnosed with a prolapsed bladder.
In the event of a bladder bulge, or a Cystocele, most physicians recommend anterior vaginal repair or para-vaginal repair. They are actually the preferred methods of doctors for combating urinary incontinence. For anterior vaginal repair, an incision is made to the vagina while an incision needs to be made in the vagina or abdomen for the para vaginal repair.
If surgery is necessary to cure bladder problems, post-operative care should be clearly discussed with the physician and the surgeon to help minimize possible complication arising after the actual surgery.