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 11 3
Bladder problems 7 3
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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 3

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 19
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
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 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bladder Sling Surgery.