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Urinary incontinence

Pathologie à la limite entre gynécologie et urologie, sa prise en charge nécessite une équipe pluridisciplinaire et hautement spécialisée. Nous vous offrons un plateau technique complet et une approche globale.

Abdominal entry: Promontofixation


The operation is carried out under general anaesthetic. It can be done by laparoscopy (a type of surgical procedure in which a small incision is made, through which a viewing tube (laparoscope) is inserted to view the organs in the abdomen or permit small-scale surgery), or by abdominal incision. During the operation, the patient lies on their back. A urinary catheter is put in place at the beginning of the intervention.


  • A synthetic prosthesis is fixed between the bladder and the anterior (front) wall of the vagina.
  • A second prosthesis may be fixed between the rectum and the posterior (back) wall of the vagina.
  • The/each prosthesis is then attached to a very strong ligament located in front of the spinal column, in front of the sacrum bone, at the promontory.



The catheter is usually removed on the same day after the operation. Intestinal transit normally resumes within 48 hours. However, patients usually experience constipation in the first month after the operation. Therefore it is recommended to use a laxative during this period.


Patients usually stay in the hospital for one day, and recovery can be expected to take about one month. During this time, one must restrain from abdominal efforts, such as carrying heavy loads or pushing hard when going to the toilet.


You will be able to walk and drive but you should avoid strenuous exercise.

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