Advance Sling - Experiences

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dtannertx
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 11/14/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Need feedback on the Advance Sling. Complications and Risks.
 
Thanks all!  

kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 11/14/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey DT, Not knowing any background on you I will say if you have a slight to moderate rate of leaking the sling may work for you. I had no complications with the sling surgery. I did not get any relief from it though. Risk will be the same for any surgery!
I was leaking 8+ full pads a day. I also knew going in to it that it may not work.
Please give us a few more details about your history. I would be interested to know how many Male Slings your doctor has done. That could make a difference too.
Good Luck,
KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey
     


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 11/15/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
The sling did not work for Pete. It was installed at the same time as the salvage prostectomy. Good luck. D
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008


egor
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 11/15/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

I've written extensively about my personal experiences with the AdVance Male Sling.

See

 
See also Skydaver's posts on the same subject.
 
In summary, it worked for me, I'm totally dry. If you leak less than 200mg/day (around 3 pads),
and you've tried Kegels , and your Uro's OK with it, go for it. 
 
Ed
 

Ed from Rochester, NY 66 years old
PSA 6/06 1.9
4/06 Biopsy 1 core cancerous Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
8/06 Da Vinci Dr. Joseph, Strong Memorial, Rochester, NY
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, negative margins
3 month PSA .01
6 month PSA .01
9 month PSA .02
1 yr PSA .01
1 1/2 yr PSA .02
2 yr PSA .03
1st collagen 12/07
2nd collagen 3/08
Imiprimine 7/08
still leaking about 120 ml/day 2 - 4 pad
AdVance Male sling procedure 9-05-08
Unable to void, catheter in for 11 days, then self-catheterization
Dry after Catheter removed, no exercise for six weeks from procedure date

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