Urinary Incontinence Treatment TVT

Women from Vancouver and all across B.C. choose False Healthcare Centre because of board-certified Gynecologist, Dr. Roy Jackson. Dr. Jackson has years of experience and excellence in Women’s Health and Cosmetic Gynecology.

There are several types of incontinence, but the most common among women is called stress incontinence, which refers to loss of urine when straining the abdomen (e.g., laughing, coughing, sneezing). In Canada, one in four women are affected by stress incontinence at some point in their lives. Other types of incontinence include urge and mixed incontinence.

Urge incontinence is defined as an uncontrollable urge to go to the bathroom often followed quickly by urine loss. This form of incontinence can often be treated through the use of medication.

Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence.

What to Expect

Trans-vaginal tape (TVT), is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to treat female stress incontinence. The procedure combines the use of a safe material, polypropylene mesh tape, with a traditional incontinence procedure, called the sling, to support the urethra. The mesh tape loosely supports the middle of the urethra without the tension normally associated with traditional sling procedure.

The total procedure takes less than an hour and can be performed under sedation using local anaesthesia.

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