What is Bladder Sling Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Tension-free transvaginal (TVT) Sling Surgery


See also: Vaginal sling

Bladder sling surgery is 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 9 2
Bladder problems 6 2
Pelvic organ prolapse 4 1
Pain in lower abdomen 1 0
Stress incontinence 1 1
Urinary tract infection 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bladder Sling Surgery

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

Show all 7 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having Bladder Sling Surgery

Dosage Patients
one time 1


Currently having Bladder Sling Surgery

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Bladder Sling Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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