Reconstructive urology clinics
Diseases treated include urethral stricture disease, curvature of the penis from Peyronie’s disease and other causes, hypospadias, complications from prostate cancer treatment with radiation or surgery, and other disorders of the male external genitalia.
Urethral strictures result when scarring narrows part of the urethra. Complications include a decrease in urine flow rate, frequent urination, urinary tract infections, and inflammation or infection of the prostate (prostatitis). Over time, these complications can lead to damage to kidney function, which may be irreversible.
Peyronie’s disease is a disorder of the penis that involves scarring, painful erections. and penile curvature. Individuals with Peyronie’s disease may also experience a decrease in the quality or duration of their erections (erectile dysfunction).
This was more commonly called impotence in the past. We offer treatment including injection therapy and penile implants.
Hypospadias is a birth defect of the male urethra. The opening of the urethra appears along the undersurface of the penis instead of the tip of the head of the penis. We often treat children and adults with severe hypospadias or who have had prior surgery complicated by urethral strictures, chordee (downward curvature), and/or urethrocutaneous fistulas (an abnormal connection between the urethra and the skin on the undersurface of the penis.
After surgery and/or radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer, complications can include urine leakage (incontinence), urethral strictures (also called bladder neck contractures when at the junction of the bladder and urethra (after surgery) or prostate (after radiation), or fistulas (an abnormal connection between the urthra and rectum.