Periodic leaking of urine that occurs when coughing, sneezing or being physically active can be an indication that the pelvis has lost its ability to support the bladder and urethra.
Stress Urinary Incontinence can be repaired by creating a"hammock" of permanent sutures with the Laparoscopic Burch Repair and Paravaginal Repair. In this procedure, the paravaginal repair reattaches, using permanent sutures, the fascia between the bladder and the vagina to the pelvic sidewall, thus re-establishing the normal anatomy. The Burch repair, using permanent sutures, creates a "hammock" for the urethra and bladder neck, so that the tissues will not bounce when exposed to increased abdominal pressure, and the patient will not lose her urine.
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