THE AMS 800 URINARY CONTROL SYSTEM IS CONSIDERED THE GOLD STANDARD TREATMENT FOR MALE STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE.
- Imitates a normal, healthy sphincter
Recommended by Patients
- 90% of patients report satisfaction with the artificial sphincter implant
- 92% or more would have the device placed again
- 96% or more would recommend the device to a friend
"Over the last 40 years, more than 180,000 patients around the world have received an artificial urinary sphincter."
HOW IT WORKS
The AMS 800 System is filled with saline and uses the fluid to open and close the cuff surrounding the urethra. When you need to urinate, you squeeze and release the pump in the scrotum several times to remove fluid from the cuff. When the cuff is empty, urine can flow out of the bladder. The cuff automatically refills in a few minutes squeezing the urethra closed to restore bladder control.
The AUS procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis or may require a short hospital stay. Small openings are made below the scrotum and just above the penis to insert an inflatable cuff, a pump and a small balloon. The surgery is performed under anesthesia. Four to six weeks after surgery, you will return to Dr. Blick’s office to have the AUS activated.
Requires manual dexterity, device malfunction, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion), inability to urinate, infection and postoperative pain.