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Academic and clinical excellence in a private practice setting

Jerry G. Blaivas, MD, FACS

Dr. Blaivas is a world-renowned urological expert, surgeon, distinguished author, educator, and medical pioneer. He was one of the founders of urodynamics and established many of the current surgical procedures used to correct stress incontinence, urinary fistulas, urethral diverticulum, overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder.

He is also one of the few surgeons who routinely performs reconstructive surgery for prolapse and incontinence without the use of mesh. His success in this area has led him to publishing one of the largest series in the world on treatment of mesh complications.

Dr. Blaivas possesses decades of experience providing urology care to some of the most complex cases ever encountered, bringing academic and research-based modernization to the clinical forefront. His research in developing new medical techniques has become the standard in patient care, including breakthrough treatments and research in:

  • Mesh complications
  • Radiation complications
  • Autologous Slings
  • Natural Tissue Repairs

Schedule an appointment online or call Dr. Blaivas today at (646) 205-3039 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Insurance Information

Dr. Blaivas does not participate with private insurance plans. He is considered an “Out of Network” physician, which means that payment in full is expected at the time of the visit and you will be reimbursed directly according to your insurance plan. As a courtesy, we offer to complete and mail claims on your behalf and assist you in obtaining timely reimbursement.

About the Uro Center of New York

At the Uro Center of New York, we combine clinical and academic excellence in a private practice setting. For over twenty years, our staff has been committed to diagnosing and treating people with bladder and prostate conditions. Our services include the use of state-of-the-art video urodynamic equipment and a custom-designed computer system that assists our physicians in ensuring an accurate and prompt diagnosis.

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Category Archives: Sling Repair

Questions About Sling And Prolapse Repairs Without Mesh?

The FDA has warned about serious complications resulting from synthetic sling surgery for the treatment of incontinence in women. This has prompted researchers to investigate new ways to continue to achieve the high success rate associated with this surgery without the devastating complications that can result. At URO Center, urologist Jerry G. Blaivas, MD, FACS perform an operation with a success rate that is just as high, but without the potentially serious complications.

Some may think it’s a new operation, but it’s not. And it works very effectively with practically no serious complications. In addition, both urologists New York are experts at performing the procedure. In fact, Dr. Blaivas was the first ever to recommend non-mesh slings as the standard treatment for stress incontinence in women. Dr. Blaivas has written chapters in many major textbooks focusing on fascial slings, and his work is typically referenced when others write about non-mesh slings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sling And Prolapse Repairs Without Mesh

What is a sling?

A sling is ribbon-like substance made up of natural tissue, called fascia, or synthetic mesh that is positioned like a hammock under the urethra in surgical procedures performed to relieve urinary incontinence.

How does it work?

When you cough, sneeze, exercise, or do anything that causes your abdomen to push down, it forces down the bladder and urethra (where the urine comes out) and squeezes it against the sling just like you would compress a water hose by stepping on it to stop the flow of water.

If it works so effectively, why does anyone use synthetic slings and run the risk of serious complications?

Fascial slings require more expertise and many urologists New York are not trained to perform the surgery.

Secondly, the operation is performed through a small incision made in the lower abdomen that can leave a scar that can result in a hernia. The scars resulting from the mesh sling procedures are tiny and there is little risk for a hernia to occur.

Third, fascial sling surgery requires general or regional anesthesia and takes up to two hours, while mesh operations typically take just 30 minutes or less, and can be performed as an outpatient under local anesthesia.

If you’re suffering from mesh complications and are in need of an expert urologist, patients form all over the world trust best NYC urologist Jerry G. Blaivas, MD, FACS to help. Call us today to schedule a confidential consultation.

Dr. Jerry G. Blaivas