The AdVance™ Male Sling System from AMS is an innovative, safe and effective procedure for men suffering from mild stress urinary incontinence. AdVance is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery that can restore bladder control the day it is performed... so you can get back to doing the things you love to do, without worry, embarrassment or inconvenience.
While moderate to severe cases of incontinence in men have been treated surgically for years, the majority of incontinent men — those only mildly incontinent — have had few attractive medical options until now.
Worldwide, 55 million men suffer from incontinence; 5 million men in the United States. AdVance is a treatment for mild stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a condition in which urine is leaked during physical activity like lifting, exercising, sneezing and coughing. Most are prostate cancer survivors, having undergone surgery for the treatment of their cancer with the often unavoidable outcome of a damaged urinary sphincter. With the advent of the AdVance male sling system, doctors are now able to offer a viable spectrum of incontinence solutions.
AdVance gives physicians the opportunity to provide real incontinence solutions to even more prostate cancer survivors.
With the AdVance procedure, a small "sling" made of synthetic mesh is placed inside the body through small incisions. The sling supports the urethra, restoring normal bladder control. Most patients are continent immediately following the procedure and can resume normal, non-strenuous activities shortly thereafter.
The AdVance procedure offers many benefits to men suffering from mild stress urinary incontinence:
- Outpatient surgery
- May be performed under spinal or general anesthesia
- Recovery is often rapid — results may vary
- Often no catheter necessary upon discharge
- No device activation required
- Immediate improvement
- Restored dignity and quality of life
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