August 10, 2020
Prostate cancer survivor, James West’s urinary incontinence was greatly affecting his quality of life. At 82 years old, James thought he was too old to seek any sort of treatment. A consultation with Dr. Mechlin resulted in James becoming a candidate for an artificial urinary sphincter.
“I feel more like myself again. It was worth it after all.”
An artificial urinary sphincter is an implanted device which compresses the patient’s urethra to keep it closed except when voiding. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) can sometimes develop after prostate or pelvic surgery or secondary to damage to the nerves going to the muscles that control continence.
To make an appointment with our male incontinence specialists, please call 573-499-4990. We offer 5 convenient locations to serve you better.