Artificial urinary sphincter surgery. Any experience?

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I had Green Laser procedure nearly 4 months ago, and a Gyrus Turp procedure about 2 months ago to clean ups residue of the GL procedure.  I've been totally incontinent since the first procedure, but continue to do Kegel and other exercises.  I'm 77, was in really good health for my age and decided to do something to reduce getting up every hour or two at night.

How long does it take with the waiting and Kegels before you conclude recovery of contintence is going to happen?  Then, where are the expert centers in the US for installing an artificial spincter?   


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    Glenn..... don't know if they do sphincter replacements, but I had HoLEP surgery at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, which is rated #1 by US News & World Report (which rates/ranks all US hospitals), and had the top urologist there Dr. Humphreys.  You might try them/him.  Best of luck.

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    That sounds really ugly. However here is some food for thought: After being a non-competitive runner for at least 45 years, I developed persistent pain in the upper leg muscles. I had a MRI done and it revealed lumbar radioculopathy, meaning that pain radiates from the lower back to the legs, often you don't feel feel the back pain.

    In addition the MRI revealed nerve impingement in the L4-L5 and L-5-S1 region. It is conceivable that some form of spinal nerve disorder could be responsible for many types of urological problems. I can live with my back, but if I were younger(67) I would obtain an opinion from a neurosurgeon. I wish I could provide you with more advise on your problem. My problem has always been underactive bladder as opposed to overactive bladder.

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    I would check with Dr. J Francois Eid in NYC. Let me know if you have trouble locating him, but I'm sure you can find him on the Web. He also does penile implants. He did mine, and did a wonderful job.



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