1Neuro-urology Lead, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, USA;2Medical Director, Kaiser NorCal Regional Spina Bifida Program, Oakland, USA;3Associate Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery, Kaiser East Bay/UCSF, Oakland, USA
Abstract: Urinary incontinence remains a worldwide problem for both men and women. This lecture will concentrate on the treatment options for female urinary incontinence. The most important decision is determining what type of incontinence the patient has. The two major subtypes are stress incontinence and urge incontinence. The reason for this distinction is that the treatments are very different and using a sling in a patient with urge incontinence can have disastrous consequences. In addition, we will discuss the controversy surrounding the use of synthetic mesh in female incontinence and prolapse surgery. We will touch upon how you should use this material in your clinical practice.
Keywords: Female urinary incontinence; prolapse surgery
Cite this article as: Deng DY. Treatments for female urinary incontinence. Transl Androl Urol 2018;7(Suppl 5):AB091. doi: 10.21037/tau.2018.AB091