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Giulio I. Scarzella, MD, FACS, FICS
Treating Incontinence
Giulio I. Scarzella, MD

Treating Incontinence

You dont need to live with urinary incontinence and the limitations and embarrassment it causes. You may have already tried several different treatments and the results were not effective or acceptable to you. The good news is that there are very effective surgical options for both men and women.
Male Incontinence
The AMS Sphincter 800 provides simple, discreet urinary control for men, especially if the urinary incontinence or leakage results from radical surgery for prostate cancer. It has been used successfully for almost 30 years in over 50,000 men. In fact, it is considered the gold standard by many urologists.
It is placed entirely inside your body; no parts are visible meaning no one will know you have it unless you tell them. The Sphincter 800 controls your urethra, keeping it closed until you want to urinate by automatically moving a sterile fluid through its components.
When using this device, most men are dry or experience only minor leaks due to strenuous exercise or exertion. They find that regaining control restores their lifestyle and enables them to live without fear or embarrassment. A common comment is that they regret waiting so long to have the procedure and they lament over the time, often years, in which they unnecessarily suffered.
Female Incontinence
For women, the Monarc Subfascial Hammock, is a viable option for treating urinary incontinence. Designed to support the muscles around the urethra, the hammock cradles your urethra and gives it a solid point to rest on and press against. This helps the urethra close more tightly.
Placement of the hammock is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in less than an hour with only two tiny incisions being made. A local, regional or general anesthetic is used, depending upon what you and your doctor choose. Most women see results within a day or two.
The embarrassment and limitations imposed by urinary incontinence are understandable, but it is truly disheartening to see people suffer needlessly. Dont just accept it as part of life or a part of aging. The technology and surgical expertise is available to help you live the active lifestyle you desire.

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