Urologist presented on topic of failed surgeries at conference

February 8, 2013 | Research, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Samantha Watson



There are many physicians that perform surgeries to help urinary incontinence, but not all of them know what to do when a surgery fails.

Dr. Ajay Singla, professor and director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UT Medical Center, delivered an International Continence Society lecture at a conference in India on this topic. The Urological Society of India’s 46th Annual Conference was held last month and featured speakers from around the world.

“It becomes an honor both for the institution and the physician to get invited where there are 2,000 people listening,” Singla said. “It puts the University on the map.”

His presentation focused on the management of failed procedures in women with stress urinary incontinence and focused mainly on the use of pubovaginal slings. These slings are harvested from a woman’s own tissue and placed at the opening of the bladder to correct recurrent incontinence.

According to Singla, India is behind in these types of procedures compared to the United States and European countries. He has trained other urologists in both India and Europe, as well as performing surgeries in other countries.

In the future, Singla hopes to grow the Department of Urology at UTMC by starting a female pelvic reconstructive center to help with incontinence problems.

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