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Inflatable artificial sphincter - series




If you had an artificial urinary sphincter placed, you will return from surgery with a foley catheter in place, which will be remove prior to discharge. The artificial sphincter cuff will be not be inflated immediately after surgery to allow the tissues to heal. About 6 weeks after surgery you will be taught how to activate your pump to inflate the artificial sphincter.

Update Date 6/2/2014

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