A pubovaginal sling procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for those patients with urinary incontinence. Through a small vaginal incision, a band of synthetic mesh is placed around the urethra. This support of the urethra prevents leakage of urine during physical activity.
How to prepare for the procedure
A PV sling procedure 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 at the outpatient surgery center.
Please refer to recent FDA warning regarding synthetic mesh.