Minor surgery can be performed at our center in as little as 15 minutes. It has a 90% success rate and is the most permanent option.
The surgery itself helps to lift and support the urethra. Urethral sling surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence involve placing a sling beneath the urethra via a small vaginal incision to lift it back into a normal position and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid in urine retention with activities such as exercises, coughing, sneezing, laughing, etc. Dr. Molden is an expert at this procedure, having performed thousands and teaches other doctors across the country her techniques. Many time the procedure can be performed on-site using local anesthetic only and is covered by your insurance plan if you suffer from stress urinary incontinence.
Altis Single Incision Sling
The Altis single incision sling is an innovative next generation technology from Coloplast. Altis is both less invasive at implant and leaves less mesh behind, but is based on the proven product legacy of the Aris TO and Supris RP Systems. Altis provides ease of use and reproducibility based on the introducer, anchors and sling material. The dynamic adjustability of the sling allows for accurate tensioning and placement of the sling in relation to the urethra. Like Aris and Supris, Altis is a low elasticity sling. Low elasticity and secure anchoring means what you see is what you get - taking the guess-work out of tensioning and placement, positioning the sling without compression under the urethra.
With Altis even less is more.
The Altis Single Incision Sling System is indicated for adult women in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) resulting from urethral hypermobility and/or intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD).
To find out if this treatment option is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Molden.