What is the best treatment for urethral stricture?
Ho: YAG laser urethrotomy is a safe and effective as well minimally invasive treatment approach modality for urethral strictures. The outcome of laser surgery for urethral stricture is comparatively better to that of conventional urethrotomy.
What are the advantages of laser treatment for strictures?
Laser can precisely vaporize or incise the scar tissue at the site of the urethral stricture and causes only minimal thermal damage to the adjacent healthy tissue from the site of the stricture. Hence, it leads to higher success rates.
What are the indications for laser treatment of urethra strictures?
When the strictures are recurrent even after successful open surgeries, laser treatment is next suggested. Also, in cases who are apprehensive of open surgery, laser treatment is indicated.
How long does it take for the laser surgery for urethral strictures?
Urethral stricture treatment in Chennai with laser takes almost up to 30 minutes which is much lesser than the time taken for open surgeries.
How long does it take to recover from urethra surgery?
Hospital stay, and catheterization time together take 48 hours or lesser.
What are the advantages of laser treatment for urethral strictures?
There is a lower risk of postoperative bleeding, shorter hospital stays, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure at the centre of urology consultation in Chennai.
What are the side effects of laser treatment for urethra strictures?
In some cases, particularly longer strictures recurrence of stricture is common, in which case urethroplasty is the preferred option.
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