Everything You Need to Know About Reconstructive Urology
Reconstructive urology is a surgical procedure used to restore the normal functioning of the urinary system. Patients may need reconstructive urology to repair birth defects, injuries, medical conditions, or due to complications from other treatments. Reconstructive urology can restore both urinary and sexual functioning.
Why Do I Need Reconstructive Urology Surgery?
A reconstructive urology surgery can be performed in the following cases:
- If you had an injury to the urinary tract or genital organs
- Radiation therapy for cancer treatment has impacted the functioning of your urinary tract
- If you have diseases such as Peyronie’s disease or buried penis, which can affect your genitals
- To treat cancer where your entire or part of the urinary tract needs to be removed
- If you have certain diseases that affect your urinary tract functioning such as spina bifida, Parkinson’s disease, etc.
- \Stricture or narrowing of urinary passage
- Incontinence of urine
What Conditions Can Be Treated Using Reconstructive Urology Surgery?
A wide range of conditions can be treated using reconstructive urology. Reconstructive urology surgery is helpful for treating the following common conditions:
- Urinary strictures
- Urinary incontinence
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ureteropelvic junction
- Birth defects in the urinary tract and reproductive organs
- Urinary tract fistulas
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Different Types of Reconstructive Urology Procedures
There are different types of reconstructive urology procedures. The type of surgery required for you is based on your health issue. Reconstructive urology procedures can be complex and require longer recovery. Hence, surgeons try to treat conditions using minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.
The following are some of the common reconstructive urology procedures:
- Urethroplasty: This surgery is used to reconstruct the urethra by removing scar tissue, or stricture. The surgeon will either remove the stricture or may take out a part of the damaged portion of the urethra. This will improve the urine flow.
- Bladder fistula surgery: Bladder fistula is an unwanted connection between the bladder and colon. During bladder fistula surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged portion of the bladder.
- Bladder reconstruction: This surgery is required if you have bladder cancer, bladder injury or congenital diseases. Once the damaged or diseased bladder is removed, a new bladder will be made from a part of your small intestine.
- Buried penis surgery: Buried penis is a condition where the penis gets hidden under the skin of thighs, abdomen, or scrotum. Surgery is required to treat this condition and it involves removing extra skin, and scar tissue near the penis.
- Urinary incontinence sling surgery: Urinary incontinence is a condition that causes leaking of the urine during the entire day. Surgery for this condition involves placing a sling at the end of the urethra. This will prevent urine from leaking.
- Penile prosthetics: Penile implants are placed inside the penis of men who have erectile dysfunction. This will let men get an erection. Surgery is required to insert the implant into the penis.
- Artificial urinary sphincter surgery: This surgery is used to treat severe stress incontinence in men. This surgery will help to stop urine from leaking.
- hypospadias and epispadias repair
Want to Know More About Reconstructive Urology? Meet Dr Mallikarjuna Reddy Today
Dr Mallikarjuna Reddy has been working as a reconstructive urologist specialising in both upper tract and lower tract reconstruction and robotic reconstructive surgery in Hyderabad for over 30 years. He is a highly experienced urologist and one of Hyderabad’s best robotic surgeons. He will work closely with you to determine the right treatment for your condition. He follows a multidisciplinary approach to ensure more effective and efficient care. The clinic is well-equipped to perform minimally invasive surgeries with even greater precision including robotic surgeries. If you are willing to know more, you can schedule a consultation today.