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Urinary incontinence 

Understanding your treatment

Urinary incontinence, also known as bladder leakage, can stop you from living a full and active life. With innovative treatments from Boston Scientific, you don’t have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of urinary incontinence. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, urinary incontinence can be treated a few ways including: 

AMS 800™ Artificial Urinary Sphincter

The AMS 800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) mimics a healthy sphincter, allowing you to urinate when desired.¹

AMS 800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter

What to expect from your procedure

The AUS procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis or may require a short hospital stay. Small openings are made near the scrotum and below the abdomen to insert an inflatable cuff, a pump, and a small balloon (pressure regulating balloon to help restore normal bladder functioning). The surgery is performed under anesthesia.² About 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, you will return to the urologist’s office to have the AUS activated.²

Knowing the side effects

As with most surgical procedures, there are potential risks and complications associated with surgery. Your physician can further explain your specific risks based on your medical history. Some adverse reactions include: device malfunction or failure which may require revision surgery, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion), inability to urinate (urinary retention), infection, and postoperative pain.¹

Looking to recovery

Most men see positive results following their procedure, with approximately 90% of patients saying they are satisfied with their device long-term.*3 Speak to your doctor after your procedure about when to resume physical activities. 


AdVance™ XP Male Sling

The AdVance XP Male Sling is completely concealed inside the body. It works like a hammock to support the urethra providing normal bladder control for men.4,5

AdVance XP Male Sling

What to expect from your procedure

The AdVance XP Sling is designed to stop leakage by supporting the sphincter muscle, using a sling of soft mesh placed inside the body. The sling moves the sphincter back to its natural position to help restore bladder control.1 The AdVance XP Sling requires no action by the patient to function. Small openings are made to access the urethra and the urinary sphincter. The sling is placed under the urethra and tensioned to reposition the urethra and optimize the sphincter's function. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and is performed under anesthesia.4

Knowing the side effects

As with any medical procedure, complications may occur. Some risks include, but are not limited to: device failure, urinary retention, post-operative pain, irritation at the wound site, or a reaction to the implant itself.1

Looking to recovery

Most men see positive results following their procedure: up to 83% of patients who had mild to moderate incontinence saw improvements out to 5 years with the AdVance Male Sling.6,7 Speak to your doctor after your procedure about when to resume physical activities.


Regular follow-up visits

It’s important to maintain all follow-up visits, even if you’re feeling well. During these visits, your doctor will monitor your progress, evaluate your medications and check the status of your overall health to determine the success of your procedure.

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*10+ years

References: 

  1. Data on file with Boston Scientific.
  2. AMS 800™ Urinary Control System Operating Room Manual. Boston Scientific Corporation. 2018.
  3. Léon P, Chartier-Kastler E, Rouprêt M, et al. Long-term functional outcomes after artificial urinary sphincter implantation in men with stress urinary incontinence. BJU Int. 2015 Jun;115(6):951-7.
  4. Rehder P, Haab F, Cornu JN, et al. Treatment of post-prostatectomy male urinary incontinence with the transobturator retro luminal repositioning sling suspension: 3-year follow up. Eur Urol. 2012 Jul;62(1):140-5.
  5. DeRidder D, Webster G. Clinical overview of the AdVance Male Sling in post-prostatectomy incontinence. Eur Urol Supplements. 2011 Jul;10(4):401-6.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

AMS 800™  ARTIFICIAL URINARY SPHINCTER

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the AMS 800ᵀᴹ Artificial Urinary Sphincter. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AMS 800ᵀᴹ Artificial Urinary Sphincter is intended for use in the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence (intrinsic sphincter deficiency) following prostate surgery.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Some AMS 800 devices contain an antibiotic (InhibiZoneTM Antibiotic Surface Treatment). The device may not be suited for patients who are allergic to the antibiotics contained within the device (rifampin, minocycline or other tetracyclines) or have systemic lupus.

Potential risks may include: device malfunction/failure leading to additional surgery, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion), inability to urinate (urinary retention), infection, and pain/soreness. MH-545611-AB 

 ADVANCE™ XP MALE SLING SYSTEM

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the AdVanceᵀᴹ XP Male Sling System. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AdVanceᵀᴹ XP Male Sling System is intended for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Potential risks may include inability to urinate (urinary retention), return to incontinence, infection, erosion, and pain. MH-557011-AA

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