Colposuspension for Stress Incontinence

Colposuspension is a surgical procedure which involves the bladder neck being lifted to prevent urine from leaking out. In this operation, a surgeon will make an incision through the abdomen and put stitches through the neck of the bladder. Patients will need to recuperate in hospital for a week following a colposuspension procedure. Colposuspension is regarded as one of the most successful bladder surgeries, with a success rate of around 90%.

Following any surgery, you may experience temporary problems with emptying your bladder, and may also need to use a catheter to collect urine for up to a week. A catheter is a tube which is inserted into the bladder which collects urine into an external bag.