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.
- Recurrence of urethral stricture
- Infection - Wound infection or urinary tract infection
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
- Urethral Dilatation - The goal of urethral dilatation is to stretch the scar tissue of the stricture without producing any additional scarring. This method may be effective in some very small strictures.
- Urethral Stents - In this technique, a short tube is placed inside the urethra that holds the strictured portion of the urethra open as it heals after surgery, thus preventing the normal scar formation of healing from causing the stricture to recur. The lining of the urethra eventually covers the stent, and it remains in place permanently.
- Internal Urethrotomy - Internal Urethrotomy, also known as Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU) is a surgical procedure used to treat urethral strictures (narrowing) due to scarring. Internal Urethrotomy can be categorized as Reconstructive Urology procedure where the normal anatomy and function of the urethra is restored by dilatation of the urethra.
- Besides having to bear the pain and discomfort during urinating, urethral stricture can cause urinary tract infection and sometimes in infection of your testes, stone formation in bladder, retrograde pressure on the kidney to cause kidney failure. Urine may stop completely creating an emergency situation called acute urinary retention. Urethroplasty is a safe procedure used worldwide with good success rate.