Incontinence is an involuntary, accidental loss of urine by both men and women. It is more than a medical condition; urinary incontinence can affect individuals emotionally, psychologically and socially. Many people with urinary incontinence may be embarrassed or are afraid from doing normal daily activities because they do not want to be too far away from a bathroom.
Urinary incontinence does not have to be a part of aging. It can be treated and managed, either by surgical or non-surgical means, to help people enjoy life.
Female Incontinence Surgery
Hear from Mary Krenz, a local woman who had surgery with Dr. Dileep Bhat at Brookings Health to treat her urinary incontinence.
For women who experience persistent urinary incontinence, help is available. Brookings Health System offers minimally invasive surgery to help support the bladder neck using a support sling. The sling is made of soft, synthetic mesh and is placed under the urethra to provide support and help to prevent accidental urine leakage. This procedure is approved for women with stress urinary incontinence, which is he lost of urine when coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy objects.
For more information on incontinence procedures performed at Brookings Health System, contact us at (605) 696-9000.