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Beyond your current patient-base, there are more men with SUI who could use your expert help.

A study shows that there are several barriers preventing men from seeking care for urinary incontinence; they need motivation.1 Improving education, awareness and access are key to motivating men to manage their SUI.

You would like access to more men suffering from SUI so you can help them get their lives back, but you may lack the resources to reach them. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Boston Scientific’s resources and programs are specifically targeted to help men suffering from SUI to seek expert help. 

*Study included incontinent males with SUI or UUI; however, males with SUI had higher barriers to seeking care.

Complete the form to be contacted by a Boston Scientific representative to learn more about our efforts and what you can do to reach more patients with SUI.


Featured Products


AMS 800™ Artificial Urinary Sphincter

Considered the gold standard treatment for male SUI,2 the AMS 800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) is designed for all levels of SUI following prostate procedures.3-5
Established Outcomes
1. More than 45 years of clinical use, with over 235,000 systems implanted worldwide6
2. Dry or improved rates were computed as 79%, ranging from 61% to 100%7
3. Overall device survival was 72% at 5 years, 56% at 10 years, 41% at 15 years, and 33% at 20 years8
How it works
The AMS 800™ Urinary Control System simulates normal sphincter function by opening and closing the urethra, under patient control. When the cuff is closed, urine stays in the bladder.6
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AdVance™ XP Male Sling System

The AdVance XP Male Sling is the worldwide market sling leader6 and is designed for enhanced ease of use with demonstrated successful clinical outcomes.6,9,10
Established Outcomes
1. 10+ years of clinical use and 30,000+ patients treated6
2. Demonstrated cured and improved rates ranging from 63.1% to 83% at 5 years in patients with mild to moderate incontinence10,11
How it works
The AdVance XP Male Sling is placed flat along the corpus spongiosum. The sling is then tensioned, thereby repositioning the bulbous urethra and resulting in an increased functional urethral length and a backdrop of support to the distal membranous (sphincteric) urethra during stress events.

AdVance XP Sling diagram.



Clinical Articles


In April 2016, Neurourology and Urodynamics published Artificial Urinary Sphincter: Report of the 2015 Consensus Conference.

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In September 2016, The Journal of Urology published Long-Term Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes among Primary and Secondary Artificial Urinary Sphincter Implantations in Men with Stress Urinary Incontinence.

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In April 2013, European Urology published The Artificial Urinary Sphincter After a Quarter of a Century: A Critical, Systematic Review of its Use in Male Non-Neurogenic Incontinence.

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In September 2007, European Urology published Transobturator Sling Suspension for Male Urinary Incontinence Including Post-radical Prostatectomy.

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In May 2014, Urology published Comparison of Clinical Outcomes Between “Ideal” and “Nonideal” Transobturator Male Sling Patients for Treatment of Postprostatectomy Incontinence.

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In January 2021, Urologia Internationalis published Five-Year Results of a Prospective Multicenter Trial: AdVance XP for Postprostatectomy-Incontinence in Patients with Favorable Prognostic Factors.

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Videos for Physicians 

For more videos on Male Stress Urinary Incontinence visit our YouTube Channel.

Resources for Physicians

AMS 800™ Product Overview

AMS 800™ Product Overview

AdVance™ XP Product Overview

AdVance™ XP Product Overview

Boston Scientific Summary of  the Five-Year Results of a Prospective Multicenter Trial

Boston Scientific Summary of the Five-Year Results of a Prospective Multicenter Trial


Resources for Patients

Fix Your Incontinence - Patient Education Brochure

Fix Your Incontinence - Patient Education Brochure

Treatment Options for SUI - Patient Education Brochure

Treatment Options for SUI - Patient Education Brochure

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The Effects After Prostate Cancer - Video Testimonial

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The Right Treatment Makes a Big Difference - Video Testimonial



For more educational resources, visit EDUCARE, an interactive online resource center which offers healthcare professionals a personalized experience. Access a wide range of content on demand ranging from procedural videos to hands-on training sessions - in one convenient location.

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AMS 700 Inflatable Penile Prosthesis

Trusted by urologists for over half a million ED patients.6

1. Svihra J, Luptak J, Mesko D. Gender-specific external barriers to seeking care for urinary incontinence. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012;6:773-779.
2. Biardeau X, Aharony S; AUS Consensus Group, et al. Artificial Urinary Sphincter: Report of the 2015 Consensus Conference. Neurourol Urodyn. 2016 Apr;35 Suppl 2:S5-7.
3. Montague DK. Artificial urinary sphincter: long-term results and patient satisfaction. Adv Urol. 2012;2012:835290.
4. AMS 800™ Urinary Control System Instructions for Use. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2017.
5. James MH, McCammon KA. Artificial urinary sphincter for post-prostatectomy incontinence: a review. Int J Urol. 2014 Jun;21(6):536-43.
6. Data on file with Boston Scientific.
7. Van der Aa F, Drake MJ, Kasyan GR et.al. The artificial urinary sphincter after a quarter of a century: a critical systematic review of its use in male non-neurogenic incontinence. Eur Urol. 2013 Apr;63(4):681-9.
8. Boswell TC, Elliott DS, Rangel LJ, et.al. Long-term device survival and quality of life outcomes following artificial urinary sphincter placement. Transl Androl Urol. 2020;9(1):56-61.
9. Cornu JN, Batista Da Costa J, Henry N, et al. Comparative study of AdVance and AdVance XP male slings in a tertiary reference center. Eur Urol. 2014 Feb;65(2):502-4.
10. Mumm JN, Klehr B, Rodler S, et al. Five-year results of a prospective multicenter trial: AdVance XP for postprostatectomy-incontinence in patients with favorable prognostic factors. Urol Int. 2021 Jan 29;1-7.
11. Rizvi IG, Ravindra P, Pipe M, et al. The AdVance™ male sling: does it stand the test of time? Scand J Urol. 2021 Feb 1:1-6.