A new method for the treatment of involuntary urination in women in Serbia is available at Atlas Hospital.
Minimally invasive solution for SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) in women are injections of hydrogels to fill the urethra. By increasing the volume of tissue, the hydrogel affects the mechanism of closing the urethra and enables better control of urination when coughing, laughing, exercising or changing body position.
Advantages of hydrogels compared to other methods
Urethral filling provides a less invasive alternative to other SUI methods, with much fewer complications, significantly faster recovery times, and no hospital stays.
THE INTERVENTION LASTS 15 MINUTES, MINOR COMPLICATIONS, FASTER RECOVERY TIME, NO HOSPITAL STAY, SUITABLE FOR THE ELDERLY WHO CANNOT BE SUBJECT TO ANESTHESIA, SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER WOMEN, FOR THOSE WHO WANT KIDS
How is the procedure for implementing hydrogel injections in the urethra performed?
The procedure is especially suitable for those patients who are not candidates for already existing methods. This includes the elderly, who due to age or comorbidity are not candidates for invasive treatment and application of anesthesia. Also young women who want to give birth are not candidates for the placement of strips or want a quick recovery.
The method is suitable for women of any age group who want help in solving SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) until they decide for a more invasive method such as TOT ( transobturator tape).
How long do the effects of hydrogels last?
The hydrogel retains its volume and shape for years after implantation. About 75% of women report that the hydrogel leads to healing or significant improvement, and the effects can last up to 7 years. In those where the effects of the hydrogel are not sufficient after the first injection, a new injection may be made.
How to perform the procedure with hydrogel
The hydrogel procedure has been used for 10 years, in over 25 countries, by more than 50,000 women. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, for 15 minutes, in ambulatory surgery or day care surgery, after which the patient can go home the same day. The patient returns to normal activities within 24 hours of the intervention.
The hydrogel showed efficacy and safety, it is biocompatible and is not biodegradable.
Possible complications when applying hydrogel to solve the stress of urinary incontinence
Although rare, complications can occur:
- Pain during application
- Small amounts of blood in the urine
- Delayed urination
- Painful urination and / or urinary tract infection
These complications are temporary and if they occur, they should be resolved within a few days.
Contraindications to the use of hydrogels
Contraindications to the use of hydrogels are:
- Acute cystitis
- Active genital herpes
The price of urological treatment with hydrogel injections is 1200 euros with all costs included.
Atlas General Hospital also performs other methods for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence as well as other urological interventions.
If you have an issue with involuntary urination, call our call center 011 785 88 88 and we will find the best solution for you.