Durasphere injections are a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for patients with urinary incontinence. A cystoscope is used to assist the injection. Bulking agents are injected into the urethra to close a hole that allows urine leakage and thicken the bladder to better retain urine.
How to prepare for the procedure
Durasphere injection is performed under anesthesia. When preparing to have a procedure performed under anesthesia you can expect to start fasting the night prior to your procedure. Please consult with your surgeon to discuss the pre-operative testing which may include; blood work, chest x-ray, EKG, discontinuation of medications, and clearance for other medical reasons. The procedure will be done either at the office or outpatient surgery center.