Sling placement in a transobturator sling procedure

During a transobturator sling procedure, a surgeon makes a small cut in the vagina and two small cuts in the groin muscles on either side. Using a needle, the surgeon guides each end of a piece of mesh from the vagina to the groin muscles. The mesh forms a sling to support the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the body. The sling is held in place by the soft tissue along its path.