Gynecare TVT Exact can be used by physicians to insert a ribbon-like strip of mesh under the urethra to provide support when the area is stressed during a cough or sneeze. This helps the urethra to remain closed when appropriate, preventing involuntary urine leakage.

Gynecare TVT Exact, available for physicians in a ready-to-use, single-patient sterile kit, builds on the design of the Gynecare TVT Tension-free Support for Incontinence. The newly designed device handle and insertion needle help physicians maintain better control during insertion of the mesh sling.

Ethicon Women’s Health & Urology provides a complete line of Gynecare products for gynecologic surgery and incontinence support.

Marc Toglia, director of urogynecology at Main Line Health System in Philadelphia, said: “The Gynecare TVT Exact retropubic sling maintains the key components and key concepts of the original Gynecare TVT retropubic sling that has been used in over one million women worldwide, over the past 12 years.

“The new instrumentation simplifies the overall procedure by allowing for a single cystoscopy, while preserving the key procedural steps familiar to thousands of surgeons worldwide.”