What is Tension-free transvaginal (TVT) Sling Surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Bladder Sling Surgery

See also: Vaginal sling

TVT Surgery is a type of bladder sling surgery used to correct stress incontinence caused by sagging of the urethra in women. The procedure is designed to provide support for a sagging urethra so that when you cough or move suddenly, there is no involuntary release of urine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Urinary incontinence 7 2
Bladder problems 4 2
Pelvic organ prolapse 1 0
Stress incontinence 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tension-free transvaginal (TVT) Sling Surgery

Side effect Patients
Pain 1
Pain after sex 1
Pain during sex 1
Stress incontinence 1
Urinary hesitancy 1
Urinary retention 1


Stopped having Tension-free transvaginal (TVT) Sling Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tension-free transvaginal (TVT) Sling Surgery.