General Notes and Precautions
THINGS ABOUT THE MINI ARC YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Mini Arc Sling is the newest and safest trend of surgical procedure for Urinary Incontinence. Mini Arc Sling is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure with an 85%- 90% success rate in treating Stress Urinary Incontinence.
- MiniArc uses a slim 2.3mm needle and requires only a single 1.5cm vaginal incision. MiniArc utilizes American Medical System’s (AMS) proven Type 1 polypropylene mesh with a midline centering mark that promotes accurate placement under the urethra AMS mesh facilitates healing and promotes tissue integration.
- The method Mini Arc has limitations and cannot guarantee 100% success due to the fact that there are many factors influencing the surgical’s sucess, especially for the women with the Mixed Urinary Incontinence such as the woman with overactive bladder in need of continuous medications after Mini Arc surgery.
- In case of unexpected surgical results or complications, corrective surgery is an option and will be discussed between you and the surgeon.
BEFORE THE MINI ARC PROCEDURE
- Before the procedure, Dr. Vitasna will conduct the background inquiry, general check-up and internal check-up for cervical cancer. The woman who have vaginal fungal or bacterial infection, she should completely treatment before the procedure to avoid the effect of wound healing process.
- However, it is not allowed for the woman with immunodeficiency, and you must not become pregnant nor plan to become pregnant in the next 3 months despite no research about the disadvantage to the pregnency and the newborn.
- In case of medical diseases or drug hypersensitivity, please inform the staff before the procedure.
- Dr.Vitasna will educate you the methods, processes of the procedure and some potential post-operative complications prior to decision-making.
- One of the most important preparations you should know is that you should take a rest –refraining from work–for at least 2-3 days after the procedure to enable the wound healing and prevent the complication.
- You should refrain from some types of exercise affecting pelvic muscle movement, such as speed running, yoga, swimming, sit-up and you should refrain sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after the surgery.