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Paediatric Genital reconstructive surgery (Hypospadias DSD)

Paediatric Urology treatment in Sarjapur Road

Paediatric genital reconstructive surgery is a type of paediatric urology treatment in Sarjapur Road that is performed to correct congenital disabilities of the genitals. One of the most common congenital disabilities that require this type of surgery is hypospadias. Hypospadias is a condition in which the opening of the urethra is located on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. This condition can cause problems with urination and sexual intercourse. In some cases, hypospadias can be corrected with a simple surgery to move the urethral opening to the tip of the penis. However, more severe cases may require more extensive surgery involving skin grafts, tissue expanders, or pedicle flaps. Paediatric genital reconstructive surgery is a complex and sensitive procedure, and the recovery process after surgery can be lengthy and challenging.  

Pre-Procedure 

Pre-operative evaluation for paediatric genital reconstructive surgery generally requires a multidisciplinary team approach. It will often include members from urology, plastic surgery, and social work. The pre-operative evaluation aims to gather as much information as possible to ensure that the child is a good candidate for surgery and to develop a treatment plan tailored to the individual child. The pre-operative evaluation will usually include a medical history and physical examination. The medical history should focus on any previous surgeries, medical conditions that could affect the surgery or the child’s ability to recover, and any allergies. The physical examination will focus on the area to be surgically corrected. The child may also need some tests, such as blood work or imaging studies, to ensure they are healthy enough for surgery. 

Procedure 

Paediatric genital reconstructive surgery is a type of surgery that is performed to correct a child’s genitals. This type of surgery is usually performed on children who are born with a condition called hypospadias. Hypospadias is a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis. Paediatric genital reconstructive surgery is performed to correct this defect and to create a normal-looking and functioning penis. The first step in paediatric genital reconstructive surgery is to make an incision in the skin of the penis. The surgeon will then carefully separate the urethra from the surrounding tissue. Once the urethra is exposed, the surgeon will create a new opening at the tip of the penis. The urethra will then be reattached to the new opening. The incisions will be closed with stitches. 

Post-Procedure 

Some of the post-procedure instructions for paediatric genital reconstructive surgery include the following,

  • Keeping the area clean and dry. 

  • Use mild soap to clean the area gently.  

  • Avoiding sexual activity for at least 6 weeks.  

  • Avoiding strenuous activity or exercise for at least 6 weeks.  

  • Taking pain medication as prescribed by the doctor  

  • Following up with the doctor for scheduled checkups and appointments 

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