Hospital Clínica Benidorm have incorporated into their team Dr. Michel Vleugels, Specialist doctor in Gynaecology. Dr. Vleugels boasts an extensive CV and a long career in the field of Medicine and investigation in his home country, Holland. Dr. Vleugels is a specialist in menstruation disorders and the Menopause and can attend to an ample range…
The Gynaecology Service of the Hospital Clínica Benidorm offers surgical treatment for the problems of Urinary Incontinence. Dr. Javier Server, specialist in Gynaecology and Pelvic Floor Surgery, applies the TOT technique (tension free anatomic trans obturator tape) to help to eliminate the involuntary loss of urine.
The Urinary Incontinence Surgery (involuntary urine loss when you cough, sneeze, pick up heavy objects or carry out a physical task) is the best solution for the involuntary urine loss as it does not present complications and the patient can experience the effects almost immediately. Additionally, as it is a minimally invasive procedure, you only have to stay in the hospital for one night.
The Gynaecology Department of HCB offers a simple medical circuit for this treatment:
- In the first consultation with the specialist, for information and evaluation, it is determined what type of incontinence the patient is suffering and if they are a candidate for the surgery or, if they are not, which other types of treatment can be proposed.
- When the surgery has been decided, the patient has to have a pre-operatory consultation with the anaesthetist.
- Surgery and hospital discharge in 24 hours, rapidly returning to daily life.
- 3 months of follow up treatment and the possibility to carry out therapy and training of the Pelvic Floor
“We refer to a simple surgery that eliminates a big problem. Statistics state that 50% of women suffer incontinence at some point. However many of them hide this fact out of embarrassment. The most important thing to do is consult with a gynaecologist or doctor to determine the grade and type of incontinence you are suffering and therefore find a good solution and forget about sanitary towels, discomfort, bad odours and hygiene problems that affect women with urine loss”, Dr. Server has pointed out.
TOT technique. Tension Free Bands
The technique consists in the application of a new concept using “Tension Free Bands”. Although there are different procedures, the most popular is the TOT technique (Trans Obturator Tape). Which consists in the vaginal colocation of a “band” (which is a polypropylene tape, a new material of porous mesh which the body does not reject)). This is generally fitted under spinal or general anaesthetic, without sutures. This band substitutes the ligaments which may have been damaged after giving birth or over the course of time. As it is not sewn, it integrates into the body like a new ligament and gives an elastic support to the urethra, correcting the incontinence naturally.
The problems of Stress Urinary Incontinence (urine leakage related to strains such as coughing, sneezing, running, weight lifting etc.) affects the quality of life of many women. There is no reason to resign yourself to a life of urine leaks or think that it is “normal or due to age”. It is not normal and…