Managing incontinence

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.