Frequently asked questions

What is Urolastic?

Urolastic is an injectable implant used for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in women. Urolastic is composed of a rubber-like material (PDMS) displaying tissue-friendly properties, in other words, very biocompatible.The material is injected in liquid form into the area around the urethra forming within minutes into a rubbery substance. This substance will not be resorbed by the body in contrast to other injectable products.

This ensures that there is less material that needs to be introduced into the body in order to achieve a good effect. In addition, Urolastic’s effect is long lasting due to its non-resorbable properties and therefore achieves a better effect than the conventional products used for treatment of stress incontinence.

How does Urolastic work?

Urolastic is injected at four sites around the urethra during the course of a short outpatient procedure. These sites are carefully selected and correspond with a 2- 5- 7- and 10 o’clock position to the urethra. This enables Urolastic to give proper support to the urethra and ensures that undesirable urine loss will be significantly reduced or completely eliminated. In most cases the result is immediate.

Which type of incontinence is Urolastic suitable for?

Urolastic is ideal for treating stress urinary incontinence in women.

Is Urolastic a surgical procedure?

Although the Urolastic procedure is usually carried out in hospitals under operative conditions, it can be considered as an outpatient procedure. The patient is not sedated and only a local anaesthetic is needed for the procedure, for this reason the procedure can also be perfomed at a clinic.


What are the benefits of Urolastic?

Urolastic is the first injectable implant to achieve long-term results. Until now only implants made from resorbable materials have been used to treat SUI, which deteriorate their effectiveness over time and required repeated procedures. Urolastic is produced from a long lasting, non-resorbable, tissue-friendly material. Despite the material being non-resorbable, it will not attach to the surrounding tissue, which makes it easy to remove if required; another major advantage.
With this procedure, there is no need for hospitalization and the patient can resume daily activities quickly. In almost all cases, the patient can go home immediately after the procedure.

Is Urolastic the right solution for me?

If you suffer from stress incontinence, it is likely that Urolastic is the right solution for you. However, your specialist is the proper person to determine this. By asking the appropriate questions and performing some simple tests, your specialist can determine whether Urolastic is the best treatment for you.


Are there any conditions or reasons why Urolastic may not be applied?

Urolastic should not be used if you have an infection in your urinary tract, bladder, vagina, or kidneys. It is also possible that a doctor might consider other reasons why a Urolastic procedure may be unsuitable for an individual patient. This could include damage to your urinary tract and/or related tissues.

Can Urolastic have any side effects?

As with any medical procedure, there are risks of certain side effects. The most common side effects include: pain after the procedure and/or during urination, small amounts of blood in your urine, retention and urgency to urinate. In most cases, these are relatively easy to solve for side effects.

Will the Urolastic treatment be reimbursed?

This depends on the country you live in. In most countries this procedure is reimbursed.

To know this certainly please contact either your hospital or specialist.