Currently, this is one of the most common procedures, surgical or otherwise, performed to correct SUI and its associated symptoms. It is a surgical option, in which a sling made of either tissue or artificial material is placed underneath the urinary sphincter, to prevent it from moving downwards as a result of abdominal pressure, preventing leakage.
The sling also supports a weakened sphincter, increasing the threshold before urine leakage occurs. This treatment option had a good overall success rate and a long term cure rate of 70-95%. However, recent analysis has revealed that the actual cure rate might be lower than what has been reported in past studies.