AMS 800® Urinary Control System
The AMS 800 is a device known as an "artificial urinary sphincter" that is placed completely inside the patient's body to provide simple, discreet urinary control. The patient controls urination by squeezing and releasing a pump.
The AMS 800 has proven to be effective in treating incontinence, and is considered the gold standard by many urologists. When using this device, most patients are dry with only minor leaks or dribbles of urine, usually with strenuous exercise or exertion. As with any medical procedure, the AMS 800 is not 100% effective in all patients. Some patients may require additional protection.