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      19 Hospital Dr.,

      Abilene, TX 79606

      Incontinence Doctor in Abilene, TX

      Single-Incision Sling System

      Urinary Incontinence Sling System

      Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. The problem afflicts approximately 18 million adults in the United States, 85% of them being women. You are not alone!

      What Are Some of the Symptoms of Incontinence?

      Stress urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine during physical activity, which may include but is not limited to coughing, laughing, or lifting. Incontinence occurs when the muscles that support the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) are weakened or damaged. This can happen as a result of childbirth, trauma, hormone changes and many other reasons. You don't have to live like this. This type of incontinence can be treated both surgically or nonsurgically.

      How Can a Mid-Urethral Sling System Help My Incontinence?

      A mid-urethral sling system is designed to provide a ribbon of support under the urethra to prevent it from dropping during physical activity, which may include but is not limited to: laughing or lifting. Providing support that mimics the normal anatomy should prevent urine from leaking or reduce the amount of leakage.

      How Will My Surgery Be Performed?

      Your minimally-invasive sling procedure is estimated to only take 30-45 minutes. A small incision will be made in the vaginal area. Next, the synthetic mesh is placed to create a "sling" of support around the urethra. When your doctor is satisfied with the position of the mesh, he or she will close and bandage the small incisions in the groin area (if applicable for your sling type) and the top of the vaginal canal.

      What Should I Expect After Surgery?

      Most patients resume moderate activities within 2 to 4 weeks.

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      To request your appointment, please call (325) 690-0620 or contact us online today!

      Our Location

      Stefanie McCain MD
      19 Hospital Dr.
      Abilene, TX 79606
      Phone: (325) 690-0620

      Dr. Stefanie McCain is a Board Certified OB/GYN and medical aesthetics specialist serving patients in Abilene, Wylie, Potosi, Dyess AFB, Impact and the surrounding Taylor and Jones Counties, TX communities.

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