What is the AMS 800 Urinary Control System?
This system is considered to be the gold standard for treatment in male stress urinary incontinence. The AMS 800 Urinary Control System, also called an artificial urinary sphincter can provide proven, discreet bladder control. It can mimic a healthy sphincter, and will allow you to urinate when desired, as well as offer most men with a weakened sphincter muscle the ability to achieve continence.
How does the Urinary Control System work?
The AMS 800 System is filled with saline and uses the fluid to open and close the cuff surrounding the urethra. When you need to urinate, you squeeze and release the pump in the scrotum several times to remove fluid from the cuff. When the cuff is empty, urine can flow out of the bladder. The cuff automatically refills in a few minutes squeezing the urethra closed to restore bladder control.
Will anyone notice the AMS 800?
As previously mentioned the AMS 800 Urinary Control System can provide you with discreet bladder control, but the question here is how discreet is it? Well, the simple answer is a simple one, and that is very discreet. When you have an AMS 800 Urinary Control System implanted, it is placed entirely inside the body, and is therefore completely undetected by everyone.
After your procedure, you will be instructed as to how to operate your new AMS 800 Urinary Control System. The doctor will show you how to activate and deactivate the device before you leave the hospital. You will return for routine checkups following your procedure, and your patient coordinator will be in contact for any follow-up appointments should you need any further instructions on how to use the device.