Urinary incontinence treatment, or "burch urethropexy," is performed at Chilton Medical Center with the assistance of the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System. This procedure for stress incontinence suspends the urethra to strong ligaments attached to the pubic bone (Cooper’s Ligaments). It is performed through a small abdominal incision.
Experience the Benefits of Robotic Urinary Incontinence Surgery
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet open surgery can cause significant pain, physical trauma and a long recovery process. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can also cause significant anxiety.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System enables Chilton's gynecological surgeons to perform more complex operations through just a few tiny incisions. For urinary incontinence surgery patients, that means a host of potential benefits, including:
- Shorter hospital stay (one day in most cases, versus 3-5)
- Significantly less pain post-operatively (often only over-the-counter pain meds required)
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities (1-2 weeks, versus 6-8 weeks)
- Fewer complications and less risk of infection
- Less scarring (small, dime-sized incision, versus 6-8 inch scar)
Are You a Candidate for Robotic Surgery?
To find out if a minimally invasive robotic gynecologic procedure is right for you, see our online physician directory or call 1-888-CHILTON.
Our Medical Team
Khashayar Shakiba, MD
Steven Domnitz, MD
Shaghayegh DeNoble, MD