Suzy Brain England: A ribbon tied to my bladder ended my embarrassing leaks

April 2011

Business woman Suzy Brain England OBE always tried to remain focused in meetings — but no matter how hard she concentrated on the agenda she always had one nagging concern: was she close enough to the door, and which excuse would she give if she had to leave the room quickly.

But the 53-year-old from Kirklees, Bradford, reached the end of her tether when she suffered the deeply humiliating experience of getting caught short in meetings, and wetting herself while seated around the table.

Last May, Suzy finally went to see her GP.

Suzy wanted a permanent solution so her GP referred her to a urinary gynaecologist who recommended having a mesh tape fitted to hold the urethra in its cradle with surgery.

She had this procedure in July, performed by consultant gynaecology surgeon Mr R Phil Assassa, from Spire Methley Park Hospital, who is pioneering a newer less invasive technique using smaller tape for the procedure.

To read the full story about Suzy Brain England's experience visit the Daily Mail website.

Read more about Mr R Phil Assassa here.

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