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What does Urethroplasty mean?

Urethroplasty is a surgery in which the urethra is reconstructed to cure problems like urethral strictures. Urethroplasty is currently considered by many doctors as the treatment of choice in the treatment of urethral strictures.

What is BMG Urethroplasty?

It is called Buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty. Urethral substitution with grafts was mostly done by using genital skin flaps, grafts of genital or extragenital tissue. But with these, the procedure used to be more difficult with higher complication rates. Buccal graft is considered ideal now, due to the ease of harvest, surgical handling characteristics, hairlessness, compatibility in a wet environment, its early in-growth and graft survival, and resilience to infections.

What are the indications of Urethroplasty?

To treat urethral strictures in males and females of various causes and also in trauma and congenital conditions such as hypospadias.

How long does Urethroplasty surgery take?

The duration of surgery depends on the location, cause, and length of the stricture. Most of the surgeries done by urethroplasty surgeons in Chennai take between three to six hours to be completed. An incision is made over the area of the stricture in the penis, scrotum, or perineum (the area between the scrotum and the anus). After surgery, a catheter is left in the site for two to three weeks. After this the urinary catheter is taken out and patients passes urine freely. Recurrence rates are negligible when compared to endoscopic procedures.

How long does it take to recover from urethra surgery?

Urethroplasty surgery recovery time again depends on the type and location of the surgery. For most cases, it is 2-3 nights of stay in the hospital and when the patient can void urine without the catheter, the patient would discharged by the urology doctor in Chennai. But the patient would be advised to limit physical activity and not lift weights at least up to two weeks post-surgery.

How long does the pain last after the procedure?

The post-operative pain lasts for 245- 48 hours after the procedure.

What are the complications of Urethroplasty?

Complications are the least with buccal grafts and most with skin graft. The immediate complications might be bleeding and infection. Early minor complications are scrotal swelling, scrotal ecchymosis, and urinary urgency.



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