Colposuspension is the ideal operation for urinary
stress incontinence, which is caused by a weakness in the
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic
During the operation, a catheter is inserted into
The catheter is 'clamped off' daily to allow the bladder to fill so that the patient can attempt to pass urine normally. If this is not possible, the clamp is released to drain the urine and the process repeated the following day. Once urine is being passed normally, the catheter is removed.
There will be some discomfort following surgery which will be controlled with pain killers.
The average hospital stay is 7-10 days and normal