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    Old 08-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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    surgery for urinary incontinence?

    Has anyone on the board had surgery for urinary incontinence following your prostatectomy? If so, would you recommend it?

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    Old 08-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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    Re: surgery for urinary incontinence?

    Which surgery -- a sling or an artificial sphincter?

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    Old 08-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #3
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    Re: surgery for urinary incontinence?

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    Which surgery -- a sling or an artificial sphincter?

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    Either one.

     
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    Re: surgery for urinary incontinence?

    I know one guy who had the sling and one who had the sphincter. They were both completely successful -- they use no pads anymore. They tell me the new ones work great. The sling is the less invasive procedure, with only a few days of catheter time afterwards. I know there are different kinds of slings that attach differently. The sphincter has a "button" that is pressed in the scrotal sac, so may be more of a bother than the sling. They both said that sitting was problematic for about a week afterwards, there was little pain, and the recovery wasn't bad at all - much less than their robotic RPs. Installation requires a specialist who knows what he's doing, just like any other surgery.

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