There‚Äôs superior and there‚Äôs past superior, and Dr. Richard Kershen entered the latter realm when he turned one of many first urologists in the US to implant a newly out there urethral sling system in males scuffling with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) because of earlier prostatectomy.
In gentle of his expertise implanting Boston Scientific’s AdVance male sling, and the optimistic outcomes his sufferers have realized, Dr. Kershen, a urologist with Hartford HealthCare‚Äôs Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, was tapped by the producer to assist develop an educational video to show the brand new method to different surgeons throughout the nation.
‚ÄúThis new sling system, the AdVance XP Sling, will assist restore urinary management to males who’ve sadly suffered SUI from earlier prostate removing,‚ÄĚ he mentioned. ‚ÄúThis new sling has some design modifications which can assist make our already wonderful outcomes even higher.‚ÄĚ
SUI is the results of weakened muscle groups within the urethra that permit urine to leak out when strain is placed on the stomach space by such regular actions as sneezing, laughing, lifting or coughing. Whereas much less frequent in males than girls, SUI happens in about 15 % of males over the age of 60.
The machine Dr. Kershen has been implanting ‚Äď authorised in use in Europe for about 5 years however solely not too long ago authorised by the Meals and Drug Administration — is a sub-urethral sling designed to reposition and help the urethra and, subsequently, stop urine leakage. Dr. Kershen has implanted the prior technology AdVance sling system utilizing a minimally-invasive strategy in a whole lot of sufferers at each Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut over the past six years.
‚ÄúSufferers are extraordinarily pleased with the change the sling system brings them. They’re typically absolutely continent instantly after the process and may get again to most actions in 4 to 6 weeks,‚ÄĚ he mentioned.
For extra info on the male sling for tress urinary incontinence and out there remedy at Hartford HealthCare’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, click on right here.