Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for Stress Incontinence in Women
How Well It Works
Tension-free vaginal tape surgery works as well as the Burch colposuspension surgery to cure stress incontinence. About 8 out of 10 women are cured ("dry") in the year after TVT surgery. Long-term success rates are not known.Reference 1
Surgery time, hospital stay, and recovery time are all shorter for women who have TVT compared to women who have retropubic suspension surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology