Retropubic suspension surgery is considered to be effective in relieving stress incontinence. Most women have fewer symptoms of stress incontinence after this surgery.
For stress incontinence, doctors have been doing Burch colposuspension surgeries longer than sling surgeries. Many studies have been done on the Burch colposuspension surgery. About 9 out of 10 women are cured ("dry") during the year after surgery. After 5 years, about 7 out of 10 women are still "dry."
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