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Inflatable artificial sphincter - series—Aftercare



If you had an artificial urinary sphincter placed, you will return from surgery with a foley catheter in place, which will be remove prior to discharge. The artificial sphincter cuff will be not be inflated immediately after surgery to allow the tissues to heal. About 6 weeks after surgery you will be taught how to activate your pump to inflate the artificial sphincter.

Review Date 6/2/2014

Updated by: Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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