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My radical prostatectomy was in May 2019, which caused urinary incontinence for me. In order to have adjuvant radiation in the summer of 2020, I needed an artificial urinary sphincter. Dr. Daniel Elliott performed the surgery at Mayo, Rochester, and it has worked very well for me. We discussed both the sling and the AUS options, but the AUS was the sure cure and am very pleased with the results. My understanding is that Dr. Elliott is the surgeon in the world who has implanted the most AMS 800 AUS.

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Thank You very much. I think my doctor is concerned with my age (70) and has been concerned with the sling and a patient who has gone under radiation. It seems as though the AUS has worked well for you and that is good news for me to evaluate my decision on which procedure to pursue.

Lots of bad stories to begin with. I had AMS installed August 2021. 3 weeks later, the tube let loose and started moving. It would tighten around my right testicle and move more. Very painful all the time. The pump never worked. Finally, Dec 2021 had a revision surgery to move the pump to the other side. Still could not get the pump to work. Cysto on Valentines day showed cuff had errored into my urethra causing all the infections I was getting. Emergency surgery 2 days later to remove all the hardware. Catheter in for 8 weeks to heal it all. Not all surgeries will turn out how you think they will. Same doc, but not the same outcome. Good luck to all who choose this option. One day at a time.

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