"Introducing something that with a prefashioned sling, [something] we're able to utilize with the patient in an ideal situation just under some deep sedation and local, really opened this up the ability for many more women to be treated and allowed many more physicians to be trained and to utilize this technology," says Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS.
Urology Times® is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, we are highlighting 50 of the top innovations and developments that have transformed the field of urology over the past 50 years. In this installment, Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS, discusses the development of the midurethral sling for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Goldman is a professor of urology and vice chair of the Glickman Urologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic.