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What is done during hypospadias repair?

What is done during  hypospadias repair?

Create normal penis: We try to repair in single stage, unless very severe with urinary opening at the scrotum & 2 stage repair is performed. Penis is straightened & urinary opening is advanced to tip of glans if possible.Penile shaft skin is dissected down to base to straighten, graft maybe required for severe chordee, or dorsal plication.Urethra constructed from skin flaps or buccal graft. Stent or catheter for urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Hypospadias (Definition)

An abnormality where the urethral meatus (urinary opening) is located on ...Read more


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What are the end-result goals of hypospadias repair?

What are the end-result goals of hypospadias repair?

Normal penis: Straight penis with erection. Urinary opening on the glans, as close to tip as possible. Satisfactory, single urinary stream which can be aimed and without spraying. No leak or post-void dribble. Satisfactory cosmetic result. Thus hopefully no complications such as persistent or de-novo penile curvature, urethral stricture or fistula. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the goals of hypospadias repair?

Need expert help here. What are the goals of hypospadias repair?

Normal function: This means ability to urinate with a single, straight, forceful stream whilst standing, that you are able to function normally with respect to sex. This requires urinary opening to be on glans ; penis to be straight and to achieve a normal appearing penis. Also means without fistula, meatal stenosis or urethral stricture. Pediatric urologists have the most experience in this regard. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son will need hypospadias repair. How successful is such a repair?

My son will need hypospadias repair.  How successful is such a repair?

Highly successful: Hypospadias is a condition that has various levels of severity-. Distal hypospadias (hole close to the tip) is easier than the more proximal cases (hole closer to scrotum) which can require two surgeries. Complications include fistulas and meatal stenosis, and rates are higher with more proximal cases. The penis will look normal, but it may take a few surgeries. Seek a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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How much is hypospadias repair surgery going to cost?

How much is hypospadias repair surgery going to cost?

Varies considerably: Depends upon severity of hypospadias ; whether repair can be corrected in a single or multiple stage procedure/s. Whether performed on outpatient or "admit after" basis, at a surgicenter or in a hospital operating room, from surgeon to surgeon, medical center ; geographic location ; on your medical insurance. For instance sc will be. ...Read more

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How much does the typical hypospadias repair surgery cost?

How much does the typical hypospadias repair surgery cost?

Depends on severity: Hypospadias occurs with very variable severity. Some are so minor they can be corrected with a modified circumcision which should be inexpensive $3 - 500.00. Severe scrotal hypospadias with severe chordee may require staged surgery including grafts each costing $2000.00+. Most are inbetween with opening on shaft should be between $1 - 2000.00. Add or and anesthesia fees. Hope u have good insurance. ...Read more

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What is the process of hypospadias repair surgery in adults?

What is the process of hypospadias repair surgery in adults?

Depends on severity: Basic principles used in repairing hypospadias in adults is same as for children. Consult a pediatric urologist or reconstructive urologist with experience. Process invokes correcting the curvature by straightening penis & advancing the opening at least as far as the glans and optimally to the tip. Surgery is performed under anesthesia & may involve skin flaps, or grafts of skin or buccal mucosa. ...Read more

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How common or rare is it to do a hypospadias repair surgery in an adult?

How common or rare is it to do a hypospadias repair surgery in an adult?

Not very common: Some parents, in my opinion incorrectly, decide to postpone repair until boy is a young adult. These boys are usually full of anger and wish they had been repaired as babies. Some adults have come from countries without hypospadias surgeons. Parents of some children are advised against any surgery because defect thought to be too minor, may request repair as adults. 5% of my patients are adults. ...Read more

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My son had hypospadias repair at age 1 and meatoplasty at 3.5, which he now needs again. Is this common? Are there possible complications for repeats?

My son had hypospadias repair at age 1 and meatoplasty at 3.5, which he now needs again. Is this common? Are there possible complications for repeats?

Yes, can recur: Meatal stenosis is quite a common complication after hypospadias repair. Usually taken care by a meatoplasty. Repeat meatal stenosis has occurred which is why meatoplasty needs to be repeated. Ask your urologist whether or not a different technique will be used or whether a larger opening will be created than last time. Consider a second opinion because meatal stenosis can recur time & again. ...Read more

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My son recently had hypospadias repair and now has a cyst close to the incision. Is this an emergency?

My son recently had hypospadias repair and now has  a cyst close to the incision. Is this an emergency?

No, unless can't pee: Hopefully this is a small epidermal inclusion cyst which can easily be removed at your convenience, unless your son complains of pain or difficulty urinating. A urethral diverticulum, or outpouching can sometimes be mistaken for a cyst. This would better be corrected sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal emission normal after hypospadias repair surgery , I am 28 and i had the surgery three weeks ago ?

Is nocturnal emission normal after hypospadias repair surgery , I am 28 and i had the surgery three weeks ago ?

Normal: Nocturnal emissions are normal if semen hasn't been released by sex or masturbation. Means you have not done either for three weeks, which is exactly what you should have done so msoon after penile surgery. Thus, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What doctor would do a hypospadias repair surgery in an adult?

What doctor would do a hypospadias repair surgery in an adult?

Pediatric Urologist: Or adult urologist with reconstruction expertise. This is a procedure performed by pediatric urologists on adults because they tend to have most experience with this kind of surgery. Hence these patients are usually referred to us by our adult urology colleagues. Always feel free to question a dr's experience with hypospadias surgery. Both you & the dr. Should feel comfortable with this question. ...Read more

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When can a 14-yr. old take a shower after circumcision and hypospadias repair?

When can a 14-yr. old take a shower after circumcision and hypospadias repair?

Here are some...: The timing to take shower depends on how long the surgery is done and what the surgeon prefers. The "best" answer is following the surgeon's postoperative advice; so, call to confirm. But generally speaking, start taking shower after all dressing & the catheter are removed-roughly in 1 week; before then, taking sponge bath is the right thing to do, which, though inconvenient, patient has to cope. ...Read more

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Could I have fat deposits in my penis due to hypospadias repairs?

Could I have fat deposits in my penis due to hypospadias repairs?

Unlikely: Modern techniques for hypospadias repair involve the use of local skin flaps from the foreskin for skin coverage- there is no fat on the foreskin so any baggy tissue is from the way the skin healed. If your repair was done a long time ago, sometimes they used flaps from the scrotum or other parts of the body which had fat. The bumps you feel may also be inclusion cysts from the stitches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypospadias?

Penile birth defect: Hypospadias is an abnormality where the urethral meatus (urinary opening) is located on underside of the penis. Location can be anywhere in mid-line from underside of glans (most common), along shaft, scrotum or perineum. Foreskin is always hooded & incomplete if meatus at or proximal to coronal sulcus. Chordee, ventral curvature, commonly present & always if meatus is very proximal. ...Read more

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I have hypospadias is that possible to married?

I have hypospadias is that possible to married?

By all means: Most men with hypospadias can function normally in marriage. Would consult urologist if your penis is significantly bent with erection or urinary opening (Meatus) is further back than coronal sulcus (groove at base of head of penis). These problems can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What can you expect from post hypospadias surgery?

What can you expect from post hypospadias surgery?

Straight penis with: Urinary opening at or close to tip of gnas. In fact, ideally penis should look normal after after operative swelling has settled down. Subect should be able to urinate with a full and forceful stream. Hopefully avoids having either a urethral stricure, fistula (urethral leak) or persistent penile curvature. ...Read more

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What is glanular hypospadias and how is it treated?

What is glanular hypospadias and how is it treated?

Meatus under glans: Urinary opening is on underside of glans penis beyond the coronal sulcus (groove around base of glans). 1)does not require surgical correction as regards penile functions of urination or sex unless there is meatal stenosis (very small urinary opening) or chordee (curvature) present. 2) magpi hypospadias repair can provide excellent functional & cosmetic correction. ...Read more