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Incontinence Specialist

Dr. Chadi Haddad

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dearborn Heights, MI

If you suffer from urinary incontinence, you’re not alone. The specialists at Dr. Chadi Haddad in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, have extensive experience diagnosing and treating women with urinary incontinence. Don’t suffer in silence – address your urinary incontinence today by calling the office or making an appointment online.

Incontinence Q & A

What causes urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence, or the unintended release of urine, is a common condition, and should not be a cause for embarrassment. Natural life changes, including pregnancy, childbirth, aging, or menopause may contribute to experiences of temporary or chronic urinary incontinence.

There are three types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Overflow incontinence

Stress incontinence happens when you put physical pressure on your bladder from daily activities, such as exercising or coughing. Urge incontinence is when you need to empty your bladder suddenly and have trouble holding your urine, while overflow incontinence happens when you can’t empty your bladder completely.

How is urinary incontinence treated?

Because urinary incontinence is such a common disorder, there are many available treatments. Depending on the severity of your condition and your daily lifestyle, Dr. Haddad recommends a personalized treatment plan to relieve any symptoms. These could include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Medication
  • Vaginal sling for stress urinary incontinence
  • MiniArc™ Single-Incision Sling for urinary incontinence

What is the vaginal sling for stress urinary incontinence?

The Monarc™ Subfascial Hammock involves inserting a narrow strip of mesh into your body to support the urethra. The Monarc relies on a transobturator approach, in which narrow mesh carriers are passed through an area near the groin at the obturator of the pubic bone, and then attached and pulled into place under the urethra. Once placed, the hammock cradles and supports your urethra.

The Monarc offers several benefits:

  • Incisions in the groin area are small.
  • It’s appropriate for people with previous scarring from other pelvic surgery.
  • You can loosen or tighten the hammock for maximum comfort.

Your incontinence symptoms should resolve immediately following the procedure. Because this is a minimally invasive surgery, the recovery time is minimal.

What is the MiniArc™ Single-Incision Sling?

The MiniArc™ Single-Incision Sling requires one incision to surgically place a narrow strip of mesh material under the urethra. This provides support and prevents accidental urine leakage. MiniArc's benefits include:

  • A single-incision approach that reduces the potential for pain
  • Use of a smaller implant means it’s faster to perform than traditional sling surgeries
  • Use of proven AMS mesh that facilitates healing

This outpatient procedure is done under local anesthesia, so you’re able to resume your daily activities with little downtime.

Looking to resolve your urinary incontinence today? Call Dr. Chadi Haddad to make your appointment or book an appointment online.