What Are Endoscopic Injections For Incontinence?

Ted DeWeese, M.D., Johns Hopkins

Jan. 01, 2009 -- Question: What are endoscopic injections for incontinence?

Answer: Endoscopic injections for incontinence are the minimally invasive procedures that include an injection of a collagen material, which is sort of like the tendons or ligaments in your body, and that is injected around the urethra and provides kind of a closure, or a tighter opening, such that urine doesn't leak on its own. It's very simple to perform, takes only minutes in the outpatient setting, and has limited side effects associated with it.