KIM® System FAQs

 

 

INDICATIONS

Which patients are KIM System candidates?

Any patient with female stress urinary incontinence may be a candidate for the KIM incontinence system. Results will be better for pure stress incontinence with mobile urethra, and less in fixed urethra, sphincter deficiency and re operated patients. For these patients, even the KIM will offer the same results as all other tension free non adjustable slings, we recommend the adjustable Remeex system.

How can KIM System help me to end with urinary incontinence problems?

The problem of female stress urinary incontinence may be a lack of urethral support. The KIM system will provide you with a new support under the urethra, if the system is properly placed, the KIM system should stop stress urinary incontinence.

Is there any urinary incontinence solution better than KIM System?

The KIM is a tension free sling that will provide the same results as all other tension free TVT or TOT systems. Neomedic also offers an adjustable system that provides the doctor and patient the possibility of adjusting the tension of the sling thus the urethral support level whenever needed during patient’s life. This system will offer better results than traditional slings.

Why is KIM System recommended?

There are many tension free slings. The KIM system is the only one with a knotless mesh. All other company meshes have knots, and knots will create more friction, increasing the erosion risk and may allocate bacteria increasing the infection rate. The KIM has no knots.

Is there any pre-surgical preparation needed of the patient?

All incontinence patients may try pelvic floor exercises to reinforce urethral support, and also may use estrogens to reinforce the vaginal tissues before surgery.

 

 

SURGERY

Is the surgery of KIM System aggressive?

The Kim is not an aggressive surgery. The surgery will be done through a minimal vaginal incision and will have small exit points through the skin. Patient may return home the same day and return to normal activities after a couple weeks.

How long will the surgery take?

The surgical procedure may take in normal conditions around 30 minutes.

 

 

OUTCOMES

How many days of hospitalization are needed?

In a normal process with no additional situations, the patient may be discharged the same day of surgery or 24 hour after it.

What shall I do if this procedure doesn’t work?

You can always ask to be operated with a Remeex adjustable sling that will allow the surgeon to re adjust the sling up to continence in case you are not continent enough after surgery

How many years can the KIM System assure the result?

The polypropylene mesh will not disappear, so if the mesh is properly placed and the patient has followed the postsurgical protocol, the results may be stable long term.