Stress incontinence is a pelvic floor condition that will impact a third of the female population at some point in their lives. The condition is associated with a loss of bladder function or leakage under physical pressure (i.e., sneezing or intense laughter) and its severity can range from mild inconvenience to a more serious condition.
A mid-urethral sling is designed to help treat patients with stress incontinence by providing additional support to the urethra. Three main types of slings are utilized by Drs. Kimble: The TVT retropubic technique, transobturator (TOT), and Single Incision Sling (SIS).