For some people, surgery may be recommended for the treatment of incontinence. There are many surgical procedures for urinary incontinence, including:
- the placement of an artificial urinary sphincter (the valve that controls urine flow out of the bladder) for men
- bladder neck suspension (lifting a sagging bladder)
- correcting deformed internal anatomy
- bulking material injections or collagen injections (help reinforce and support the tissue surrounding the urethra)
- sling procedure (a strip of tissue placed under the urethra for support)
- sacral nerve stimulation (a small device implanted in the lower back next to the sacral nerve, which plays a vital role in signalling the bladder to empty)
Your doctor will discuss the many options available to you.