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What is the success rate for urethropexy?

The rate of success for this surgery is pretty high. Your doctor will provide you with more details during your initial consultation.

80 to 90% of patients are satisfied with the result after urethropexy

About two-thirds of patients will be completely dry after the operation and one-third will have occasional urine leakage during stress. However, most people are much better after surgery, even if they experience small amounts of leakage.

If you have frequent urination, urine leakage, or an overactive bladder, urethropexy may provide a permanent solution to your problems. The procedure often provides patients the control and quality of life they desire. Your surgeon will be able to talk to you about the risks of getting complications in your particular circumstances.

Possible risks and complications

No surgery is without risk and possible risks and complications are listed below:

  • Temporary difficulty urinating and incomplete bladder emptying
  • An overactive bladder – you may need to pass urine more often and urgently
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Development of dyspareunia - difficult or painful intercourse

Mini-incisional Burch urethropexy offers patients many advantages, including a smaller incision, fewer operative, and post-operative major complications, shortened hospital stay, and faster recovery times.

Urinary incontinence is a very common problem and there are different ways of treating it. While no surgery can guarantee a 100% success rate, our specialists managed to achieve positive results in a large number of patients.


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