Life without limits
Life without limits
Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence

What is stress urinary incontinence? It is a condition in which involuntary urine leakage occurs with any increase in intra-abdominal pressure: lifting heavy objects, coughing, sneezing, or engaging in sports.

Risk factors:

  • Age
  • Excess weight
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Previous gynecological surgeries (hysterectomy)
  • Chronic cough
  • Diabetes

In modern times, urinary incontinence is treated both conservatively (with medication and non-medication therapies) and surgically.

In cases where conservative therapy for stress urinary incontinence is ineffective, surgical treatment options are considered:

  • Laparoscopic procedures (such as the Burch procedure - suturing the tissues surrounding the urethra to strong structures of the anterior abdominal wall, specifically the Cooper's ligaments)
  • Sling procedures (a sling is a strip of synthetic or biological material placed under the urethra using a specialized method)

What are slings according to the installation method:


The effectiveness of surgical treatment is around 75-80%. All surgical interventions are generally similar in terms of effectiveness and quality.

The majority of women do not seek medical attention for stress urinary incontinence due to a lack of accessible information, the intimate nature of the problem, and their personal attitudes towards the condition. It's important not to accept this problem, especially when there is a chance to return to a comfortable life without limitations!