Male Sling and Artificial Urethral Sphincter for Male Stress Urinary Incontinence among Certifying American Urologists

Joceline S. Liu, Matthias D. Hofer, Jaclyn Milose, Daniel T. Oberlin, Sarah C. Flury, Allen F. Morey, Chris M. Gonzalez

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Abstract

Objective To examine case volume characteristics among certifying urologists performing male sling and artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) procedures to evaluate practice patterns in male stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Materials and Methods Six-month case log data of certifying urologists (2003-2013) were obtained from the American Board of Urology. Cases specifying Current Procedural Terminology code for male sling, AUS, and removal or revision of either procedure in males ≥18 years were analyzed. Results Among 1615 urologists (568 certifying and 1047 recertifying) logging at least 1 male incontinence procedure, 2109 (48% of all procedures) male sling and 2284 (52%) AUS cases were identified. The mean age of patients undergoing AUS was 74.9 years and the mean age of patients undergoing sling procedures was 67.3 years (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalUrology
Volume87
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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