What Is Anti-Incontinence Surgery?
Anti-incontinence surgery is a procedure used to remedy urinary incontinence, which is an intense and sudden urge to urinate, followed by an accidental leak. Surgical methods used to treat incontinence may include:
- Sling procedures
- Bladder neck suspension
- Prolapse surgery
When Is Anti-Incontinence Surgery Used?
Anti-incontinence surgery is used for treating urinary incontinence. If you have attempted kegel exercises, adjusted your diet, and tried various medications, but are still experiencing uncontrollable urinary leaks, surgery may be a solution. Surgery can be used for:
- Stress incontinence
- Overflow incontinence
- Urge incontinence
- Functional incontinence
- Mixed incontinence
What Does Anti-Incontinence Surgery Involve?
What happens during surgery will vary based on the type of procedure performed. A general overview of each type of procedure are as follows:
- Sling procedures – involves your doctor using your body tissue, mesh tape, or other artificial materials to create a sling to hold your urethra or bladder neck. This procedure is mainly used for stress incontinence.
- Bladder neck suspension – involves your doctor attaching stitches in vaginal tissue and attaching it to the pubic bone for support.
Why Choose Drs. Kimble for Anti-Incontinence Surgery?
Dr. Alexis Tran Kimble and Dr. David Kimble have dedicated their lives to helping women suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction. Under their care, you can be assured you’re getting world-class treatment in anti-incontinence surgery. They have combined their vast knowledge and nationally recognized surgical skills to offer the best possible care to women suffering from incontinence and other pelvic floor problems. For Anti-Incontinence Surgery, you deserve nothing less than the best urogynecologists in Southern California and the world beyond.
“Recently I had the opportunity to be treated by Dr. Alexis Tran Kimble, a surgeon in the Urogynecology practice of the Albany Med Faculty Physicians. I wanted to let you know how terrific my experience with Dr. Tran Kimble has been.
Over the course of my treatment I had occasion to meet with her on multiple occasions. She was always thorough in answering my (sometimes anxious) questions and clear about both benefits and possible complications as we explored treatment options. I left each appointment with the feeling that she listened carefully and worked closely with me to arrive at decisions that made sense for my situation. I never felt rushed in her presence.
Dr. Tran Kimbles’s touch is light and sure both in the examining room and surgery. After my elective procedure there was little or no bruising, discomfort or pain. Her incisions were minuscule and I credit my rapid and painless recovery to her fine surgical skills.
Her bedside manner is wonderful and throughout my experience I felt fully supported. Her approach to care is very personal and my confidence and trust in her is complete. Although she is new to her practice, she has the qualities and touch of a physician who has been practicing for many years.
I am very grateful to have had her as my physician – she is indeed a credit to the College and AMC.
Anti-Incontinence Surgery in Southern California
At Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, urogynecologists Dr. Alexis May Kimble and Dr. David Kimble can help determine if you are a candidate for anti-incontinence surgery. Drs. Kimble will approach your care with unparalleled compassion and expertise in formulating a treatment plan customized to your goals and well-being. Call the office at (626) 535-0832 or book an appointment using the form below to learn how anti-incontinence surgery can reinvigorate your entire life.