Laparoscopic Burch Procedure

A laparoscopic burch is a surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. During the Burch procedure, the lower bladder is supported by suturing the vagina to the pelvic ligaments. This corrects the weakness so that during a 'stress' activity, the bladder does not move down and allow urine to escape.Often extra stitches are used to secure the rest of the bladder into position. This step is called a paravaginal vault suspension.

General anesthesia is generally required for the surgery. If not performed with other procedures, patients may be able to go home the same day as the surgery or the next morning.

The benefits to a laparoscopic Burch over a traditional Burch include:
  • Less invasive
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Durable results
  • Small incisions
  • Same day or overnight surgery stay
  • Return to work 2 - 3 weeks