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Artificial urinary sphincter

Do you suffer from incontinence? Get your freedom back with an artificial urinary sphincter. No more embarrassing accidental urination. Book online today.

Artificial urinary sphincters are designed to compress the urethra of men suffering from incontinence, controlling the flow of urine.

The AUS is a relatively simple device, comprised of just three parts – a cuff, a pump and a small liquid filled balloon.

It is made entirely from silicone, designed to make sure that the patient’s body does not reject the material.

The cost of having an artificial urinary sphincter can vary depending on the consultant and the hospital.

A fixed cost will be given following an initial consultation, but our team are often able to give you a quote upon enquiry.

If you’re looking to pay for your own treatment, you may be eligible for our flexible finance plans. Find out more here.

To schedule your consultation, you can make an enquiry or call us on 0808 101 0337.

The consultant will make a small incision in the perineum, allowing them access to the urethra in order to fit the cuff.

Another incision is made in the groin, where the pump can be inserted into the scrotum and the balloon placed in the abdominal wall.

The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.

The procedure is usually followed by an overnight stay in hospital.

The AUS will remain deactivated for six weeks following the procedure, giving your body time to heal and reduce inflammation. Following this recovery period, you will visit your consultant who will activate the device.

Artificial urinary sphincter side effects and risks

Having an AUS fitted is considered to be a safe and effective procedure. As with any surgery, there are potential risks, such as:

  • An adverse reaction to the anaesthetic
  • Infection of the incision points
  • The AUS device could break




For men suffering from incontinence, an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is one of the most effective treatments available, achieving long term dryness in around 90% of patients.

By choosing to have your AUS fitted at a Circle hospital, you’ll benefit from:

  • Fast access to a consultant, often within 24 hours
  • Dedicated clinical care from a multidisciplinary team
  • Flexible payment plans for self-pay patients
  • Easy access to treatment for those with private medical insurance

Circle Health Group has over 55 locations across England and Scotland, offering patients all over the UK access to fast and affordable private healthcare. Find your nearest hospital here.

Specialists offering Artificial urinary sphincter

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Mr Joby Taylor

Consultant Urologist

BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCSEd(Urol), FEBU

Kings Park Hospital

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Mr Waleed Al-Singary

Consultant Urologist

MBChB, Dip(GS), Dip (Urol) FABS, FRCS (ED), MPhil, FEB (Urol), FRCS (Urol)

Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Lorenzo Dutto

Consultant Urologist


Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Andrew Sinclair

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Professor University of Salford

MB, BS, BSc(Hons), FRCS(Urol)

The Alexandra Hospital

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