Urinary Incontinence Treatment

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Procedure Description

Urinary incontinence is a condition characterized by the involuntary loss of urine. This issue can significantly affect an individual's quality of life, hindering daily activities and social interactions. Various factors can contribute to urinary incontinence, including age, pelvic surgery, nerve damage, or muscle weakness. The types of urinary incontinence vary and may include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence, among others. The treatment options range from medications and behavioral techniques to surgical interventions, each tailored to address the root cause of the condition.

For individuals who experience significant disruption in their daily life due to urinary incontinence, surgical treatment often becomes a viable option. Surgical procedures may include sling procedures, bladder neck suspension, or artificial urinary sphincter implantation. These surgeries aim to provide better control over urinary function, thereby enhancing the individual's quality of life. However, it's essential to consult healthcare professionals for proper diagnosis and personalized treatment planning.

Due to the specialized nature of the procedures involved in treating urinary incontinence, it's vital to choose healthcare providers with expertise in the field. Furthermore, the cost and availability of these treatments can vary considerably depending on the healthcare system of your home country, making medical tourism an appealing option for many.

Procedure Duration

The duration of urinary incontinence treatments can vary significantly based on the type of procedure being performed. Generally speaking, minimally invasive surgeries like sling procedures can take around 1-2 hours, while more complicated surgeries like artificial urinary sphincter implantation may take up to 3-4 hours. It's crucial to consult with your healthcare provider for a more accurate estimation tailored to your specific needs.

After the procedure, the recovery time can differ depending on several factors such as the type of anesthesia used, individual health conditions, and the complexity of the surgery. Patients might expect to spend a few hours to a day in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) followed by a brief hospital stay. Full recovery and resumption of normal activities could take from two weeks to several months. It's critical to follow the post-operative guidelines provided by your healthcare provider to ensure a successful recovery.

It's also worth noting that you'll likely need follow-up appointments for monitoring and possible adjustments, making it important to factor this into your medical tourism planning.


  • Cost Savings: Many countries offer high-quality urinary incontinence treatments at a fraction of the cost you'd incur in places like the United States.
  • Expertise: Several international healthcare centers specialize in urological conditions, providing advanced treatment options not readily available elsewhere.
  • Advanced Technology: Medical facilities in popular medical tourism destinations often boast state-of-the-art technology and equipment, ensuring effective treatment.
  • Shorter Wait Times: For those living in countries with extended healthcare waitlists, opting for treatment abroad can provide quicker relief from symptoms.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Known for its high-quality healthcare services and specialized urological centers.
  • Thailand: Offers advanced medical facilities, often in luxurious settings.
  • Turkey: Gaining popularity for its skilled urologists and modern medical technology.
  • Germany: Renowned for its precision and high standards in surgical procedures.

Risks & Considerations

  • Travel Concerns: The strain of travel might be challenging post-surgery. Plan your trip with adequate recovery time.
  • Language Barrier: Communication might be a problem if your healthcare provider isn’t fluent in your native language.
  • Legal Protections: Be aware of your rights as a patient and any recourse you may have in the event of malpractice.
  • Follow-up Care: Make provisions for follow-up care either abroad or in your home country.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditations: Look for facilities that have international healthcare accreditations.
  • Doctor’s Qualifications: Ensure the urologist has the necessary experience and specialization in treating urinary incontinence.
  • Patient Reviews: Browse through testimonials to get an idea of previous patients' experiences.
  • Consult Multiple Sources: Don't rely solely on the hospital’s marketing material. Do your own independent research.

To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on the link: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote

Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

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When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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