Reconstructive Urology is to restore normal function by repairing, rerouting, or recreating areas of the upper and lower urinary tract and some reproductive organs. Patients may need reconstructive urology procedures to treat injuries, birth defects, medical conditions, or complications from surgeries.
Reconstructive urology surgery can help patients with conditions such as birth defects, cancer, neurological disorders, male and female incontinence, strictures, scar tissue in the urinary tract organs, and pelvic floor prolapse.
It can also help repair traumatic injuries to the kidney, ureter, bladder, and genitals. Traumatic injuries are often associated with pelvic fractures that can happen as a result of things like motor vehicle accidents or falls, and can often lead to scar tissue formation in the urethra.
Urologic conditions treated and reconstructive surgery include: –
- Bladder augmentation;
- Bladder fistulas;
- Bladder trauma;
- Erectile dysfunction surgery;
- Kidney trauma;
- Penile trauma;
- Peyronie’s disease;
- Surgical management of male and female urinary incontinence;
- Testicular trauma;
- Urethral stricture;
- Urethral trauma; and
- Urinary diversion.
We treat many areas with reconstructive urology, including: –
- Ureters (tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder);
- Urethra (tube leading from the bladder to outside the body);
- Testicles; and
- Prostate gland
Our team includes experts in treating women and men with all types of urological conditions, and other such injuries affecting the urinary tract and reproductive organs.
- Remove scar tissue and reconstruct the urethra to repair urethral strictures;
- Correct severe penile deformities and restore a natural appearance in men with Peyronie’s disease;
- Implant an inflatable penile prosthesis to treat erectile dysfunction; and
- Implant an artificial urinary sphincter to prevent urine leakage, to treat urinary incontinence
Our additional surgical procedures in reconstructive urology include: –
- Vaginal surgery for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse;
- Buccal mucosa grafting (grafting skin from the inner lining of the cheek) in complex female genital reconstruction for certain intersex states (people born with a combination of male and female biological characteristics, such as chromosomes or genitals);
- Penile surgery to repair hypospadias, a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis rather than the tip;
- Fistula repair to close an opening between the bladder and another organ;
- Surgery to repair traumatic injuries to the bladder, kidneys, penis, or testicles; and
- Urinary diversion to create another opening for urine to drain from the body, in cases of bladder problems.