Sling Implants

The sling implant is an innovative, safe and effective surgical solution for mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence in men resulting from prostatectomy.

A sling made of synthetic mesh is placed completely inside your body. The sling places pressure on the urethra, reducing the possibility of urine leakage and providing simple, discreet urinary control. There is nothing for you to manipulate or operate - it works on its own.

Most patients are continent immediately following the procedure and can resume normal, non-strenuous activities within a few days.

The Procedure

Placing the sling is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, which generally lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia.

  • - A small incision is made below the scrotum in the perineum
  • - Three miniature titanium screws are placed into the pubic bone on both sides of the urethra
  • - The sling is positioned so that it places pressure on the urethra and is secured to the screws in the pubic bone
  • - The incision is closed.

What to Expect After the Procedure

Recovery from the surgery is usually quick and most men report immediate improvement after the catheter is removed.

 

About Phillip

Phillip is the Chairman of the Department of Urology, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Clinic since 2003, and a Director of the St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre.

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in New South Wales recently appointed him as clinical director. He is also a member of the National Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Philip is currently the highest volume robotic surgeon in Australasia

He is perhaps best known for his work developing nerve sparing techniques to help patients maximise potency