Risks involved with urethroplasty are recurrence of urethral stricture, infection - wound infection or urinary tract infection, fistula and allergic reaction to anesthesia. But in India most experienced surgeons are available for performing Urethroplasty surgery in India. Thus, because of the availability of very good treatment facilities, expert surgeons and very less cost of surgical treatment, many international patients are attracted to India for their surgical treatment. Several techniques are available for the treatment of urethral stricture. You will be evaluated pre-operatively to be suitable for Urethroplasty procedure. Discuss the procedure in detail with your physician to evaluate all the benefits and risks associated with Urethroplasty. Click the link to see patients’ experiences after their successful treatment in India for different treatment procedures: Patients’ Experiences. From this link, outcomes of Urethroplasty surgery in India will be clear to you.
Urethroplasty is an open surgical procedure for urethral reconstruction to treat urethral stricture. Urethroplasty can be performed by 2 methods; primary repair which involves complete excision of the narrowed part of the urethra. The proximal and distal patent parts are then rejoined. The second method of urethroplasty utilizes tissue transfer or free graft technique. In this method, tissue is grafted from bladder epithelium or buccal mucosa and is used to enlarge the stricture segment of the urethra. If you have a urethral stricture due to any of the causes i.e. repeated episodes of urethritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, scarring from a previous surgery, injury or trauma most commonly to the pelvic region or from pressure of a tumor then you are an ideal candidate for Urethroplasty. A thorough pre-operative assessment by your urologist would comprise of physical examination, urinalysis for the presence of blood and white cells, urine culture for infection and Cystoscopy to confirm the diagnosis of urethral stricture. You will be instructed to stay in bed for the next 2 days; you will be given pain killers and antibiotics for the next few days to help you deal with the pain and risk of infection. The indwelling catheter will be retained for 3 - 5 days. Avoid performing strenuous activities like lifting something heavy, playing sports or having sexual intercourse for at least 2 weeks after Urethroplasty. You will be able to perform all your routine daily activities in about 2 week time. You will be called in for follow up x-ray to ensure the results of Urethroplasty. By properly following all pre and post surgery instructions as suggested by surgeon, you can recover very fast out of your surgery and can achieve very good results as expected.
The success rate reported for Urethroplasty surgery in India to treat urethral stricture is 70 - 80%. Urethroplasty has optimal results in case of small strictures as well as large strictures i.e. more than 2 cm. Because of this success rate of surgery provided in India, availability of most advanced treatment facilities and very less cost of treatment in India, many international patients are attracted to India for their low cost and safe surgical treatment. Urethroplasty relieves pain and discomfort during voiding, decrease in urine flow rate, frequent urination due to urethral stricture. Urethroplasty can also reduce your risk of getting orchitis, prostatitis or recurrent urinary tract infection. Recurrence of urethral stricture is rare after urethroplasty. Click the link for details of treatment facilities being used for treatment of patients: Treatment Facilities. Also, you can contact us for detailed information about Urethroplasty surgery in India: Enquiry Form
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