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Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension

What is Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension?

A major abdominal surgery, Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension is performed in order to secure the neck of the bladder to a ligament located near the pubic bone.

Also Known As:

  • Bladder neck suspension
  • Bladder surgery
  • Urination surgery

Conditions Treated with Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension:

Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension is performed in order to treat urinary incontinence. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension:

Non-surgical alternatives to Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension include bladder training, pelvic floor muscle exercises, medication, urethral injections of bulking materials, bladder pessary and electrical stimulation of pelvic floor muscles. Urethral inserts and dietary changes may also be attempted. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include bladder augmentation, urinary diversion, sling procedure, sacral nerve stimulator, and for men only, artificial urinary sphincter.

Anesthesia with Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension:

Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension:

Possible risks following Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia, decreased sexual function and injury to nearby organs.

Prognosis after Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension:

The prognosis for a positive end result following Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension is good.

Recovery from Burch Procedure for Bladder Neck Suspension:

The total recovery time for Burch procedure for bladder neck suspension is four to six weeks.

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