Men: Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS) – AMS800

This is the “gold standard treatment” for moderate to severe urinary incontinence in men. The implantable device mimics the function of a healthy urinary sphincter, closing off the urethra in order to stop the leak of the urine.

The procedure of implanting the AUS is simple; however, successful implantation requires a clear and detailed understanding of the device and the methods of implantation so that the urinary tract is not damaged and the function of the sphincter is not compromised. The best outcome is usually achieved with the first attempt. Revisions are usually more difficult and have less success rate.

Dr. Aboseif has an extensive experience in implantation of the AMS800 artificial urinary sphincter. He has implanted more then 400 AUS over the last 10 years, including some of the most difficult and recurrent cases. He popularized the transcorporeal approach for placement of the AUS cuff in challenging cases after multiple failures or extensive pelvic radiation.

The procedure involves implanting an inflatable cuff around the urethra, which is inflated by a fluid-filled balloon that is placed behind the pelvic bone. A pump inside the scrotum allows the man to deflate the cuff when he needs to urinate. It will automatically re-inflated firmly closing off the urethra and preventing leakage.


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