reemix adjustable sling for incontinence

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nopsa
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ,new to the forum,3-5 pads per day with the advance non-adjustable sling in place; has anyone had the new adjustable one installed?

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
It might helped if you mentioned "which" new sling...

Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


nopsa
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   Posted 1/2/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Steve,As far as the surgeon,Dr.Marc Stein of N.Y.U. in Manhattan told me,the 'Reemix'is relatively new in the U.S. (not in Europe) and is the ONLY male sling that is ADJUSTABLE POST OP!!!!!-meaning that they stand you up after the procedure (i didn't ask how soon after)and make you semi squat and assume other positions that would induce stress leakage and then,THE SURGEON ACTUALLY CAN ADJUST THE INTERNAL TENSION ON THE URETHEA FOR ZERO OR NEAR ZERO LEAKAGE! Of course ,the tension is such that you can still detect when you have to 'go',and urinate normally.The adjustment is acheived via some sort of surgical screw,the head of which is actually on the skin's surface!(i will try and find out more details a.s.a.p.) I now have the AdVance male sling which reduced me from 5 to 3depend guards a day,still quite unacceptable. The Dribble Stop clamp actually works, (tried ALL of them) but:you must CLEAN every night or the residual urine causes the plastic to crack at the link receptor,($95!)otherwise the linkage method actually allows workable comfort while REALLY reducing leakage....no kidding guys...worth it until a good sling comes along BTW,i think this Reemix sling is now F.D.A. approved so it might be covered by insurance. The surgeon says he has done about 20-30 Reemix slings with 'about 75-80% success' (success meaning 100% leakage stop!) So please respond if anyone out there has heard of this procedure--Thanks so much!

kw
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   Posted 1/2/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, would be interesting to hear more abou this new device.

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
     


kurtz
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   Posted 1/2/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My surgeon says I am a canidate for the "male sling". 7 months post surgery and still very incontinent with any activity. Want to learn as much as I can about the procedure. From what I am reading I am concerned that there seems to be a low success percentage.

Age 59  at surgery

PSA 3.9  Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

5/14/08  Robotic Prostatectomy


nopsa
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   Posted 1/2/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Kurtz,75-80% of patients are 100% DRY! That's incredibly good-i will have it done in May '09 and issue a full report on this forum

Gene214
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   Posted 1/3/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Interesting. Please keep us all posted with any... any new updates.

Gene214


PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.
 


Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 1/7/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Bump
PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.
 

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