Andrew Kramer, M.D.
Helping Men With Urinary Incontinence


 

What You Need To Know About Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS)

Help For Men Living with Urinary Incontinence – Artificial Urinary Sphincter

The AUS (AMS 800) or artificial urinary sphincter is a surgery to correct stress incontinence (urinary leakage) in men who have had their prostates removed.  Men who wear pads or adult diapers can benefit from this approximately 45-minute procedure which essentially eliminates leakage, allowing men to resume a better quality of life.

Dr. Kramer uses the advanced AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter. The device contains three components:

  1. A pressure regulating balloon
  2. A pump
  3. A urethral cuff
How AUS Works

The patient’s sphincter (AUS) at baseline is in the closed position, so urine never leaks out.  When a man wants to urinate, he gently squeezes the pump one time, and he has several minutes to empty his bladder.  He can squeeze this pump discretely and painlessly. Then the cuff automatically closes and he is dry again.

The patient will still have the same feeling to void as he always did, but when he wants to go, he squeezes the pump once or twice. This opens the cuff for a few moments to allow urine to flow out of the body.

Experience matters.

Dr. Andrew Kramer has been doing the AUS procedure for the past 15 years. This experience results in low infection rates, the best chances of achieving 100% dryness, and excellent patient satisfaction rates.

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