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All techniques of urethroplasty

All techniques of urethroplasty
Urethroplasty is an open surgical reconstruction or replacement of the urethra that has been narrowed by scar tissue and spongiofibrosis (urethral stricture). There are over a dozen different types of methods to treat urethral strictures.

 

Why choose Manipal Hospitals
Urethroplasty is globally recognised as the gold standard in surgery to remove or widen the narrowed section of the urethra. Our team of renowned urologists have a wide repertoire in treating the entire gamut of urological disorders and cancers meticulously including urethroplasty. 

 

Solutions in urethroplasty
There are varied techniques in urethroplasty that include excision and primary anastomosis (connection), graft, and penile flap. 
Excision and primary anastomosis urethroplasty:  For short strictures that involve the bulbar urethra  -the part of the urethra under the scrotum and up to the prostate - a segment of the scarred urethra is completely removed and the two cut ends of the urethra are sewn together.
Graft urethroplasty: A graft or piece of tissue is used to reconstruct the urethra to increase the size of the narrow urethra by patching it, rather than a total replacement.
Penile flap urethroplasty: A flap or tissue of penile skin is used to reconstruct a urethral stricture that does not rely on the scarred urethra for its survival. Penile skin flaps are good for reconstructing long strictures of the penile urethra. 

 

Complexities in urethroplasty
A few risks could include scrotal swelling, scrotal ecchymosis or bleeding and urinary urgency.

 

Number of cases
We have scaled a milestone of 12 lakh urethroplasty surgeries till date.

 

Infection control protocol
There is no compromise when it comes to patient comfort and have all our stringent measures in place.

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