... worth doing? Also, how long was the recovery? Can I go back to work after 1 week? Also, my dr. told me it was a TOT vaginal sling surgery, if that matters. Thanks to anyone that can help. I am getting very anxious about this surgery and am having second thoughts
486 was it you a week or two that was asking this.anyway i googled two sights this one is almost exactly the same as the one written by the nurses at the mayo clinic but much shorter,By the way this one is the one done the most and is adjustable later if not quite write and just a few small cuts i did not see a recoop time but stiches dissolve within few days and you go home shortly after the whole procedure is 30 minutes i don't think a week is enough the or at least you can't strain lift ect light duty check with the doctor or nurse again monday call them so you can make sure you don't blow the surgery this copy and paste is two different please look at it yours is the second one but there are pictures on the google tot bladder sling recover time.. here is the info i found for you but please google and read the one from mayo clinic. chuck 1957 retired pharmacy technician Cpht oregon.Stress incontinence is fairly common among women.
It’s caused by weakness in the muscles and tissues
that surround the bladder and urethra. The weakness
prevents the urethra from closing, so urine leaks out.
The support provided by TVT or TOT can often relieve
or correct this leakage.
How is it done?
TVT and TOT procedures are called minimally invasive
because unlike “open” surgeries, they require only very
small incisions (cuts) in the groin, lower abdomen, and
vagina. During the procedure, the surgeon passes the
tape — a narrow band of synthetic material — through
these cuts, slinging it around the urethra to lift and support
the urethra and bladder. The surgeon adjusts the tape
during surgery to provide the right amount of support.
After the surgery the tape stays in place. The tape is held in
place by friction between the tape and the surrounding
tissues, and the tape does not protrude outside your body.
The small stitches that close the incisions slowly dissolve in
the days after the procedure.
The key difference between a TVT and a TOT procedure
is the way the surgeon accesses the urethra to position
the tape. Also, the tape material may differ depending
on the procedure. Your doctor will explain the approach
recommended for your procedure.
TVT and TOT procedures last about 30 minutes.
Most patients are able to go home the same day.
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