Urethral 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.
  • You can expect a 2 to 3 week recovery period.


  • Avoid heavy lifting (over 10 lbs) and strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
  • No sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.

Wound Care

  • Steri strips may be removed after 7 days.
  • Shower as desired, but no tub bath for 1 week.

Diet and Elimination

  • Regular diet.
  • Maintain good hydration and avoid constipation.

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