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Male Urethral Sling System

The minimally invasive option for mild stress urinary incontinence

 


AdVance® Male Sling System
The AdVance Male Sling System is a minimally invasive, retro-urethral surgical sling implant for the treatment of mild stress urinary incontinence (SUI).


What Is a Male Sling?

The Male Sling System is a mesh “sling” that is implanted completely in your body that repositions and supports the urethra to restore normal bladder control. AdVance requires no patient interaction to urinate normally and is completely undetectable to others.

What are the benefits of a male sling?

  • Outpatient surgery
  • May be performed under spinal or general anesthesia
  • Three small incisions
  • Often rapid recovery
  • No device activation required
  • Immediate improvement
  • Restored dignity and quality of life

How does the male sling works?

The AdVance Male Sling System restore or greatly improve a man’s normal sphincteric function by repositioning the external sphincter back into the pelvis.  By repositioning the urethra, the patient’s membranous urethra can be lengthened for restored continence. Most patients are continent immediately following the procedure and can resume normal, non-strenuous activities within a few days.

The Procedure

Placement of the AdVance sling can be completed in less than an hour as an outpatient procedure, which can be carried out under spinal or general anesthesia. Before the procedure, your doctor should give you a thorough explanation of what will happen during your surgery and how to prepare for it. Your doctor should also explain the procedure in more detail and will describe the associated risks. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor right away.

  1. A small “sling” made of synthetic mesh is implanted into the body through 3 small incisions.
  2. The sling is placed under the urethra to optimize the sphincter’s function.
  3. The doctor closes the incision.

 

What can I expect after a male urethral sling?

  • Your doctor may insert a catheter through your urethra to drain your bladder immediately after the surgery. This catheter is usually removed the same day or shortly after.
  • The AdVance procedure is a fast, minimally invasive outpatient surgery that can restore bladder control the day it is performed.
  • Your doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics for a period of time following the procedure.
  • Brooklyn Urology doctors recommend that normal activities be resumed after a few days, although patients should avoid physical strain and lifting for 2 to 3 months.
  • Depending on your situation we may give other personal instructions.

Does BROOKLYN UROLOGY specializes in placement of the male sling?

YES!

Brooklyn Urology doctors have special training in the treatment of men with voiding dysfunction and placement of urinary prosthetic devices.  Brooklyn Urology is on of the busiest practice in New York and the tri-state that give men their life back by placing the male urinary sling.

Who is a candidate for the Male Sling?

The Male Sling System is an indicated treatment for patients suffering from post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Is a male sling right for You?

This innovative, and effective treatment solution is designated for men suffering from mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence.  Male sling is ideal for men with some sphincter function who seek a minimally invasive surgical procedure or who are not candidates for an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS).

If you have any of the following, the male sling may not be right for you:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • A compromised immune system or any other condition that would compromise healing
  • Renal insufficiency and urinary tract CSC obstruction

You should always consult a doctor at Brooklyn Urology to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Does Insurance covers a male sling procedure?

Medicare and most insurance carriers cover the cost of the Male Sling System.

What are potential risks of a male sling procedure?

A consult with a Brooklyn Urology doctor is necessary to decide whether a Male Sling System is right for you. The implantation of this device should only be considered for patients who are appropriate surgical candidates. In addition to known risks of surgery, such as bleeding and infection, local irritation at the wound site and/or a foreign body response may occur. Implanting any medical device could potentially result in medical complications. The occurrence of some medical complications may require removal of the entire sling. Prior to using this device, please review the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events.