Learn More About Your Bladder Sling Procedure
Bladder Sling Procedure. Before you have your bladder sling procedure, miVIP Surgery Centers wants to make sure that you know what to expect, how much the procedure will cost and what you should do after your surgery. A bladder sling procedure is a stress urinary incontinence treatment that uses a sling that’s placed around the urethra in order to lift it back into its natural position and to help with urine retention.
The actual sling is placed on the abdominal wall and can be made up of ligament, muscle or tissue from the woman’s tendons. The sling might also be made up of man-made materials, such as a plastic that is safe to use in the human body, or a polymer that will eventually be safely absorbed by the body.
How the surgery is performed. The procedure is done through the vagina and a suprapubic incision that’s made right above the pubic bone. Once the patient is fully anesthetized, a catheter is placed in the bladder. A long strand of the rectus fascia is harvested from the patient’s lower abdomen.
Once this is done, an incision is made on the anterior vaginal wall before the wall flap is dissected in order to expose the neck of the bladder. The strand of rectus fascia is used to attach the sling to the abdominal fascia.
The Surgeons at miVIP. Your surgical procedure will be performed by one of the most highly qualified and experienced surgeons in the field, and that you’ll be taken care of by our professional surgical support team. Each and every one of our surgeons is one of the best in the world and a leader in their respective medical field.
What to expect after the procedure. miVIP conducts minimally invasive surgeries and does everything possible to make sure that you’re back on your feet in as little time as necessary. Once the surgery is done, a catheter is placed inside of your bladder while your urinary tract is healing. You’ll want to refrain from doing any strenuous activities while you’re healing in the comfort of your home. Since you might experience constipation after surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you get plenty of fiber in your diet and that you drink plenty of water.
Cost of Procedure. As far as the price of a bladder sling procedure is concerned, you can expect to spend anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000. You’ll want to talk with your health insurance provider beforehand in order to discuss your deductible and any out-of-pocket expenses that need to be taken care of. You can also work with a knowledgeable miVIP representative on a financial plan to cover the costs of your surgery.
Contact Us. Call miVIP Surgery Centers today at 855.496.4847 to learn more about bladder sling procedures.