When the bladder is no longer held in place, the part of the urinary system that controls the urinary function, drops into the vaginal area and is therefore not able to function properly.
When this happens, even the slightest exertion such as laughing, coughing, sneezing or even moving, causes urinary leakage.
During the bladder lift procedure, Dr. Kashanchi literally lifts the fallen bladder out of the vaginal area and places it back where it needs to be.
Then, he tightens the surrounding muscles. After recovery and therapy, the patient is most often able to resume normal control.