Male Sling Post-Operative Instructions

What to Expect

  • You may be able to go home a few hours after your procedure, but occasionally may require an overnight stay. To ensure continued success with this treatment please carefully review and follow these recommendations.
  • It is not uncommon to experience some pain at the surgical site, controllable with pain medication prescribed post operatively. Post-operative pain should resolve within 2-4 weeks. If pain persists beyond that period of time, please call.
  • You may take Ibuprofen, Advil or Aleve for less severe pain or mild discomfort.
  • You will go home with a catheter in place for a short time (one to two days). If you are unable to urinate after removal of the urinary catheter, you may need an indwelling catheter for a short time. It is not uncommon for your urinary stream to be slightly decreased after surgery, this will usually resolve.
  • You can expect a 2 to 4 week recovery period.
  • You will have a follow-up appointment scheduled six weeks following your surgery.

Activity

To ensure continued success with this treatment please carefully review and follow these recommendations.

  • Avoid heavy lifting (over 10 lbs, about the weight of a gallon of milk) for 6 weeks.
  • No bending, squatting, climbing, stepping up into high vehicles, extreme leg spreads, biking, jogging or other strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
  • No sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.
  • No horseback riding for 12 weeks.

Wound Care

  • If Steri strips were placed post operatively, they may be removed after 7 days
  • Shower as desired 24 hours after your procedure but no tub baths or hot tubs for 2 week.

Diet and Elimination

  • Regular diet.
  • Maintain good hydration and avoid constipation. You may be prescribed a stool softener.

Call our office if:

  • You have difficulty voiding.
  • Fever over 102 F.
  • Any concerns.

West Coast Urology
Lawrence R. Paletz, MD
Ernest H. Agatstein, MD FACS
Shahrad Aynehchi, MD FACS
Sepehr Nowfar, MD, MPH

Inglewood (310) 673-3333     Downey (562) 923-0706     Los Alamitos (562) 449-4183