The most common name for hypospadias repair surgery is urethroplasty. Urethroplasty is a surgical procedure to reconstruct the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. In hypospadias, the urethra opens on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. Urethroplasty is done to correct this defect and to allow the boy to urinate normally.
There are a number of different urethroplasty techniques that can be used, depending on the severity of the hypospadias. The most common techniques include:
⦁ Meatal advancement and glanuloplasty (MAGPI): This is a minimally invasive technique that is used to correct mild hypospadias. In MAGPI, the urethra is moved forward and the glans (head) of the penis is reconstructed.
⦁ Tubularized incised plate urethroplasty (TIP): This is a more complex technique that is used to correct moderate to severe hypospadias. In TIP, the urethra is reconstructed by incising the skin of the penis and then tubularizing it (creating a tube).
⦁ Other techniques: There are a number of other urethroplasty techniques that can be used, depending on the specific case.
Urethroplasty is a successful surgery in most cases. However, there are some potential risks associated with the surgery, including bleeding, infection, and complications related to anesthesia.
If your child has hypospadias, you should talk to your doctor about the best treatment option for them. They will be able to discuss the different urethroplasty techniques with you and help you make the best decision for your child.
The surgical procedure performed to repair hypospadias is commonly referred to as hypospadias repair surgery or hypospadias correction surgery. Hypospadias is a congenital condition where the opening of the urethra is located on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. The surgery aims to reposition the urethral opening to the tip of the penis and reconstruct the surrounding tissues to achieve a more typical anatomical configuration.
The specific technique used in hypospadias repair surgery can vary depending on the severity and location of the hypospadias, as well as the surgeon’s preference and expertise. Some commonly used techniques include the Snodgrass technique, the Duckett technique, and the TIP (Tubularized Incised Plate) repair.
It’s important to consult with a pediatric urologist or a surgeon specializing in urogenital reconstructive surgery to determine the most appropriate surgical approach for addressing hypospadias in an individual case. They will assess the specific circumstances and provide recommendations based on the best interests of the patient.