A Suburethral Sling procedure is commonly performed to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The sling can be a narrow strap made of synthetic mesh or a strip of your own tissue, that is placed under the urethra.
SUI is not caused by psychological stress, but rather a physical movement or activity such as running, sneezing, coughing, jumping, or lifting which puts pressure on your bladder and causes uncontrolled leakage.
A suburethral sling will act as a hammock to lift or support the urethra and the neck of the bladder.
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