Frequently Asked Questions
What is Urethroplasty?
The surgical reconstruction of the urethra and surrounding tissues is termed as Urethroplasty and is often performed for the treatment for narrowing of the urethra due to infections, stones or injuries and other conditions like Urethral Diverticula, Hypospadias, etc.
What are the types of Urethroplasty?
The following are the types of Urethroplasty:
- Excision and primary anastomosis Urethroplasty
- Graft Urethroplasty
- Penile Flap Urethroplasty
- Staged Urethroplasty
What are the indications of Urethroplasty?
The following are the indications of Urethroplasty:
- Urethral Strictures
- Urethral Trauma
- Complicated hypospadias
- Urethral diverticula
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Urethroplasty?
A certified and trained Urology Surgeon or a Urologist who is well experienced in urethral reconstruction surgeries can perform Urethroplasty.
What is the cost of Urethroplasty?
Minimum cost for Urethroplasty in Bangalore starts from Rs. 40,000
Average expenses for Urethroplasty in Bangalore is approximately Rs. 59,000
Maximum amount to be paid for Urethroplasty in Bangalore rises up to Rs. 85,000
Cost of Urethroplasty depends on factors such as:
- Admission fee
- Doctor fee
- Age of the patient
- Extent of Urethral reconstruction required
- Type of Urethroplasty performed
- Post-surgical complications that are involved
- Type of Hospital
- The admission room that you opted for
- Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.
Is Urethroplasty a major surgery or minor surgery?
Urethroplasty is major surgery as it involves in the surgical reconstruction of the urethra of an individual with the various types of tissue grafts, etc.
What are the risks and complications associated with Urethroplasty?
Risks and Complications associated with Urethroplasty are:
- Recurrence of Urethral Strictures
- Infections or pain during urination
- Urinary Incontinence
- Painful erections
How long does it take to complete Urethroplasty?
Urethroplasty Procedure may take around 1-2 hours to complete.
What is the recovery time for Urethroplasty?
Individuals who have undergone Urethroplasty may take around 2-4 weeks to recover completely
What is the success rate of Urethroplasty?
The success rate of Urethroplasty depends on the following factors:
- Age of the patient
- The medical condition of the patient
- Experience of the surgeon/doctor
- Type of surgery or procedure performed
However, the success rate of Urethroplasty can range between 80-95%
Is Urethroplasty Permanent?
Urethroplasty is a permanent procedure as it involves the surgical reconstruction of the urethral tissue with suitable tissue grafts and reconstruction techniques.
What are the long-term results of Urethroplasty?
Few of the long term results of Urethroplasty are:
- Decrease in the occurrence of urinary tract infections
- Relief from the symptoms of urethral strictures
- Reconstruction of congenital urethral defects
Can Urethroplasty be detected in future?
Urethroplasty can be detected in future with the help of physical examination or imaging tests.
What are the options if Urethroplasty fails?
In case of a failed Urethroplasty, the doctor may suggest a revision surgery.