Treatment options

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Conservative option include:

Many woman with SUI can benefit from a new minimally invasive procedure called Tension Free Vaginal Tape (TVT). This procedure can be performed under local or regional anesthesia and usually takes no longer than 20  to 25 minutes. Recovery is quick, results are immediate and complications are rare. The success rate is approximately 85%, similar to traditional surgery involving more extensive procedures, which require longer hospital stays and slower recovery. Learn more...

Pelvic Floor Disorders

For many women, changes in diet, weight control, exercise and other lifestyle changes can control the symptoms. For more severe cases, surgery might be needed.  In the past, surgery has been complicated, requiring a six- to 12-inch incision and a long, sometimes uncomfortable recovery. With newer surgical options, including daVinci Robotic Surgery, many pelvic floor conditions can be repaired through small incisions and require only one overnight stay in the hospital. In cases where a woman might require a vaginal or uterine and a rectal repair, our gynecologic and rectal surgeons might team up to perform both procedures in a single session. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is the only hospital in the region to offer this type of repair for rectal prolapse.