Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)
In men who have more severe stress urinary incontinence, the artificial sphincter is very effective at controlling leakage. It involves a cuff that puts pressure around the urethra until a patient desires to void. A small valve in the scrotum is activated by the patient, and this relieves the pressure around the urethra. It is completely concealed, reliable, and has excellent patient satisfaction. As with the male sling, urethral obstruction must be ruled out prior to placement.