How long is recovery after sling surgery?
Recovery from your retropubic sling procedure may take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. However, you should be able to resume most of your usual activities, including driving, within a week. But we recommend you avoid any strenuous activity for up to six weeks.
What is a fascial sling?
What are fascial slings? A fascial sling is a procedure performed to treat female stress urinary incontinence. Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine with everyday activities such as coughing, sneezing, or exercise. Stress urinary incontinence affects at least 20-30% of women.
How long does a transobturator sling surgery take?
Expectations of Outcome: This bladder sling procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete. When you awake from surgery you will have an IV. Typically the bladder catheter has been removed. Patients who have just the sling procedure preformed will go home the same day as surgery.
What can I expect after sling surgery?
After sling surgery, you might feel pain for a few days or weeks. You shouldn’t strain, exercise hard, or lift anything heavy until your doctor says it’s OK. For women, your doctor will also recommend vaginal rest x 4-6 weeks after surgery. this is similar to post partum vaginal rest.
What can you not do after a bladder sling?
Avoid strenuous activities, such as jogging or weight lifting, and straddling activities, such as bicycle or horseback riding, for 6 weeks. Or wait until your doctor says it is okay. For 6 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay, avoid lifting anything that would make you strain.
How long does a bladder sling last?
Bladder suspension surgery works well to treat stress incontinence in most cases. Success rates for open retropubic suspension surgery range from 85%-90%. But, the effects do not last forever. Symptoms can return over time, usually after five years.
Is it normal to leak urine after bladder sling surgery?
You also may have some vaginal spotting for up to 1 month. This is normal. You should have less or no urine leakage when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or exercise. In fact, at first you may find that it is harder than usual to empty your bladder.