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. An artificial urinary sphincter is designed to treat male SUI following prostate surgery, an artificial urinary sphincter 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 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, and 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
Important Safety Information
Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of a urinary control system. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.
Additional information is provided in the product Patient Manuals, available through your doctor.
Find A Physician
Finding a Urologist in your area who specialises in the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence is important.
Getting help is easy! Talking to your GP or a prosthetic Urologist is the first positive step towards determining whether you have Stress Urinary Incontinence, and if you do, how to best treat it. Urologists are specialists in these conditions and other urological conditions and are generally able to offer the full spectrum of treatment options. Your GP or Urologist are best qualified to diagnose and make recommendations on the most suitable treatments for you.
Preparing For Treatment
Take this quiz to gauge the degree of your condition, then share the results with your doctor.
Allergy concerns? All of the Boston Scientific Male SUI products sold in Australia are 100% are latex-free.
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. Come here for answers to you questions.
Boston Scientific urinary control systems can be scanned in an MRI scanner under certain conditions