Male Incontinence Treatment
If you’ve had prostate, colorectal, or bladder surgery, you’re likely to experience some degree of urinary incontinence. That doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever.
The urologists at the Henry Ford Men’s Health Center specialize in helping men regain urinary control after pelvic surgery. We offer the most effective solutions to stop leakage, restore your confidence and improve your quality of life.
Physical therapy for male incontinence
When possible, we meet with you prior to prostate, colorectal, or bladder surgery. This allows us to discuss the importance of starting a therapeutic regimen right away, before the procedure.
Our specialized physical therapists teach you pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles that help control urine flow. Doing these exercises daily — before and after surgery — helps you achieve urinary continence more quickly.
Surgical solutions for male incontinence
If physical therapy doesn’t restore urinary continence after pelvic surgery, your doctor may recommend surgery. Our highly skilled urological surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, which means smaller incisions and faster recovery. Ask your doctor if one of these procedures is right for you:
- Male urethra sling: This outpatient procedure is highly effective for mild-to-moderate incontinence.
- Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS): This procedure successfully restores urinary control even for most men with severe incontinence.
Don’t let incontinence interfere with your life. Our experts at the Henry Ford Men’s Health Center have effective solutions to help you regain confidence and control. Our team has experience with revision surgery and complex cases.