WHAT IS URETHROPLASTY
Urethroplasty surgery is an operative procedure where the urethra is reconstructed to cure problems like Urethral Stricture/ Urethral Injury. The types of surgeries are varied and depend upon the location, cause, and length of the stricture. Most surgeries take between three to six hours to complete.
SUCCESS RATE OF URETHROPLASTY SURGERY
Urethroplasty has highest success rates compared to other modalities of treatment like Internal (Optical) Urethrotomy, Urethral dilatation and Urethral stent. Buccal Mucosa has given the best results in Augmentation Urethroplasty in present time.
COMPLICATIONS IN URETHROPLASTY
Technique of Urethroplasty has evolved over time and it varies with the kind of stricture. It is a complex surgery and result of procedure depends on various factors like Surgeon’s skills, Set up (operation theatre), post-operative care but trained and skilled surgeon is the most important factor in deciding the outcome. Recovery time depends a lot on the type of surgery that was performed. Typical patients will be in the hospital overnight after surgery. As soon as they can eat, walk, and care for their catheter they can leave the hospital. It is important to limit activities after Urethroplasty until adequate healing has occurred. This means no heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, or work for at least two weeks.
URETHROPLASTY SURGERY IS APPLICABLE WHERE
Different surgeries have different success rates. Generally, strictures can be resolved in more than 90 percent of cases in first attempt if done by a skilled Reconstructive Urologist.
Success rate decreases with multiple failures and treatments so the first surgery is very important for the patient. In pelvic fracture associated Urethral injury, Urethroplasty is done after an interval of 4 months post-surgery to define the extent of fibrosis.
Success rate of this kind of Urethroplasty is in the range of 85-90% if properly performed.
FOLLOWUP ON URETHROPLASTY SURGERY
The follow-up after Urethroplasty is very important; this is because most Urethral Strictures recur within the first year or two after surgery.
Patients are seen every three to six months in their first year after surgery.
Urethroplasty is the best procedure for patient with Stricture Urethra and a ray of hope for those who have been suffering with repeated dilatation and endoscopic procedures over many years.
Urethroplasty can make the patient with stricture accept his life in a better way and live with respect in society.
EXPERIENCED URETHROPLASTY SUGERY CENTRE
The only Tertiary referral centre in Northern India exclusively specialized in male Urethral and Penile/ Reconstructive Surgery.
- More than 50 Urologists across the country have referred patients with complex urological problems.
- More than 800 Urethroplasty surgery have been performed
- 90% success rates
- Well trained Urologists
- State of the Art Facilities
- Proper follow up
DOCTOR FOR URETHROPLASTY SURGERY
Dr Gautam Banga is among the very few Urologists in India who are exclusively devoted to surgery of urethra and external genitalia.
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT URETHROPLASTY SURGERY REACH OUT TO :
Dr. Gautam Banga
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : +91-9999062316 | 011-41041131