Does Bladder Instillation Reduce Time to Discharge
- At least 18 years old
- History of stress urinary incontinence
- Scheduled for outpatient mid-urethral sling procedure at Cedars-Sinai
- Pregnant women
- History of urinary retention
Bladder Filling at the Time of Mid-Urethral Sling Surgery: A Cost Benefit Analysis of Time to Discharge (IRB no. 26292)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether filling the bladder at the time of sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence results in a shorter hospital stay. Currently, patients who undergo sling surgery are treated in one of two ways. In the first method, the catheter is removed in the operating room, and the bladder is left empty. Alternatively, the catheter is removed in the operating room, and the bladder is left half-full. The study will compare both options, and participants will be randomly assigned to undergo either one of these methods. Researchers aim to determine whether the time to return home and time spent in the recovery room is reduced when the bladder is left half-full.