Bladder suspension surgery helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position.
The procedure is used to treat urine leakage that occurs when a person sneezes, laughs, or coughs -- a condition called stress urinary incontinence. Childbirth and the hormonal changes that accompany menopause can both cause a woman to lose muscle tone along the pelvic floor; these two events are the primary causes of urinary incontinence.
Bladder suspension surgery is needed when there is moderate to severe stress incontinence that does not get better with non-invasive treatments such as Kegel exercises, medications, and electrical stimulation.
Talk to your doctor to determine if you’re a candidate for bladder suspension surgery, and to get a referral to Taos Surgical Specialties.