THINGS ABOUT THE TVT-O YOU SHOULD KNOW
- The TVT–O technique is the surgery for the urinary incontinence caused by coughing, sneezing or lifting. TVT-O is the newest and safest technique of surgical procedure for Urinary Stress Incontinence. It is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure with an 85%- 90% success rate in treating Stress Urinary Incontinence.
- The method TVT–O 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 women with overactive bladder, in need of continuous medications after TVT-O surgery.
- In case of unexpected surgical results or complications, corrective surgery is an option and will be discussed between you and the physicain.
BEFORE THE TVT-O PROCEDURE
- Before the procedure, Dr. Vitasna will conduct the background inquiry, general check-up and internal check-up for cervical cancer. The women 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 women 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 avoid constipation to reduce pressure on the vaginal wall, have as least movement as possible in the first 1 weeks after the procedure to avoid wound disruption.
- You should refrain from some types of exercise affecting pelvic muscle movement, such as speed running, yoga, swimming, sit-ups, weight training for lower part of the body and sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after the procedure.