Urethral sling surgery is used to treat urinary incontinence involve by placing a sling around the urethra, it was placed to lift it back into a usual position and to apply pressure on the urethra to assist urine retention. The sling was attach to the abdominal wall.

The urethral sling method may be used for the women who are suffering from stress incontinence:

  • Caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck.

  • Previous failed surgeries in the history.

  • Complex by factors like obesity that develops a risk for failure of other types of treatments.

  • Caused by troubles with the muscular outlet of the bladder (sphincter).

Many surgical treatments have been developed; the difference is that being how the mesh material is positioned under the urethra. Your doctor may recommend which anchoring position is right for you. As anatomy and disease state differs for every patient, outcomes may vary.

Urethral support slings will proven to be an efficient surgical method for stress urinary incontinence. In fact, clinical research shows sling procedures are effective up to 80 – 90%.


  • During a sling procedure, your doctor will uses strips that are made up of synthetic mesh, your own tissue or occasionally they may use animal or donor tissues to make a sling or “hammock” under urethra or bladder neck.

  • The bladder neck is the area of thickened muscle in which the bladder will connects to the urethra (the tube that will carry urine from the bladder)

  • The sling supports the urethra and it will help to keep it close — particularly when you sneeze or cough — so that you won’t leak urine.

  • The sling procedure is best but I will depend on your individual situation. Discuss the benefits and risks of each kind of sling procedure with doctor; thereby he can help you make the right decession.