Slings and Sphincter for Men with Incontinence
Incontinence is a seldom-talked about condition that can change lives dramatically. It affects millions of men, often limiting their lifestyles, activities and relationships because they fear embarrassment of odor and wetness. That might mean missing out on golf, running, swimming, dancing, playing with the grandkids...or any number of other activities previously enjoyed.
You are not alone and you’ve taken the first and most important step in regaining control over your bladder and urinary incontinence - you have sought more information.
A recent study found that 9% of U.S. men between the ages of 18-97 (about 9 million) have urinary incontinence¹. One study showed that in men over 60, 13% reported having an incontinent episode². Urinary incontinence is not a disease or a normal consequence of aging, therefore, most cases can be cured or improved³. It is a symptom with many causes and is the medical term used to describe the condition of not being able to control the flow of urine from your body. It usually happens because the bladder sphincter is damaged or scarred and cannot squeeze or close off the urethra. This means urine can leak or flow freely from the bladder.
Most frequently male incontinence is secondary to prostate surgery. It most often presents as stress incontinence or leakage associated with lifting coughing or sneezing. This incontinence can range in severity, but often times can be completely eliminated with simple outpatient procedures. These procedures include male slings and artificial urinary sphincters.
Dr. Bryan Kansas has the highest annual *surgical volume of artificial urinary sphincters procedures than any other urologist in Austin.