Tension-Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) or Transobturator Sling (TOT)
Stress urinary incontinence (the leaking of urine when coughing, sneezing or moving) is quite common among women, especially following childbearing, and as a part of aging. At Seasons, we’re pleased that TVT (tension-free vaginal tape) and TOT (transobturator sling) are minimally-invasive surgical options that will support the urethra and work to help stress urinary incontinence.
Both TVT and TOT prevent leaking by mimicking the ligaments that previously supported the urethra, but have since weakened through childbirth or with age. The tape stays in place permanently and is not removed.
Performed under local anesthesia, this outpatient procedure takes only about 30 minutes to complete. Because both TVT and TOT are most often same-day procedures, patients enjoy the ability to return to daily activities quite rapidly.