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AMS 800™ Urinary Control System

Male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is typically caused by a damaged urethral sphincter, the muscle that controls urine flow from the bladder. Designed to treat male SUI following prostate surgery, the AMS 800TM Urinary Control System simulates normal sphincter function and puts you in control.¹

How It Works

An inflatable cuff is secured around the urethra, with the corresponding pump implanted in the scrotum. When the cuff is inflated, it keeps the urethra closed, holding urine in the bladder. To relieve yourself, squeeze the pump to deflate the cuff and open the urethra.2

The Procedure

The surgery is performed under anesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.2 Your urologist can tell you more about the surgical procedure.


Every patient’s experience is different, you should talk to your physician about what to expect. Please consult with your surgeon on activities to avoid during recovery for faster healing and a better overall outcome. As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Side effects include, but are not limited to:1

  • Pain/discomfort and inflammation
  • Bleeding and irritation at the wound site
  • Urethra and/or surrounding tissue damage
  • Healing delays
  • Recurrent urine leakage

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Preparing for Treatment

Life After Your Procedure

Treatment doesn't end with the procedure. We want you to have the best possible outcome, so we offer post-surgery materials to help you through your recovery.

1. AMS 800™ Urinary Control System Instructions for Use. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2011.

2. AMS 800™ Urinary Control System Operating Room Manual. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2011.

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