Drs. Moore and Miklos are very excited to be one of the first centers in the US to offer the next step in minimally invasive treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence, the single incision Mini-sling. The procedure utilizes the same concepts of the tension-free tape mid-urethral slings, however only one incision is needed and the procedure can be completed in as little as 5-10 minutes under local anesthesia.
The procedure was initially released in September of 2006 by Gynecare with a procedure called the TVT-Secure and Dr Miklos and Moore were some of the first surgeons to evaluate and study the procedure. They liked the concept of a single incision sling, however were not enthused by the engineering and design of the Secure sling. In early 2007, with development input from Dr Moore and Miklos, American Medical Systems made several improvements to the procedure and in April, Dr Moore was the first surgeon in the United States to place the Mini-Arc mini-sling. Dr Moore’s and Miklos’s center in Atlanta, because of their reputation of being world leader’s in treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence, was chosen as the lead center in the USA to evaluate and study the Mini-Arc procedure. Dr Moore was chosen as principal investigator, leading 5 centers in the USA and the world, to study and present the initial results in the USA, which have been excellent and very exciting!