Avery L. Seifert MD FACS


Retropubic Suspension for Urinary Incontinence in Women

Retropubic suspension surgery is used to treat urinary incontinence by lifting the sagging bladder neck and urethra that have dropped abnormally low in the pelvic area. Retropubic suspension is abdominal surgery, where access to the bladder and urethra is gained by making an incision in the abdominal (belly) wall. This…

Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence in Women

Urethral sling surgery, also called mid-urethral sling surgery, is done to treat urinary incontinence. A sling is placed around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention. The sling is attached to the abdominal (belly) wall. The sling material may be…

Urethral Sling for Stress Incontinence in Women

Urethral sling surgery, also called mid-urethral sling surgery, is done to treat urinary incontinence. A sling is placed around the urethra to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention. The sling is attached to the abdominal (belly) wall. The sling material may be…

Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for Stress Incontinence in Women

Stress incontinence in women can cause frequent involuntary release of urine during activities that put pressure on your bladder, such as coughing or laughing. The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure is designed to provide support for a sagging urethra so that when you cough or move vigorously or suddenly, the…

Female Urinary Stress Incontinence

Increased pressure on the bladder caused by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or straining can force urine past the neck of the bladder and out through the urethra.