Urethroplasty / Hypospadias

Most patients recover from hypospadias surgery without significant problems or complications. However, the penis may show swelling and bruising when the bandages come off, with these sometimes extending down around the testicles. This swelling and bruising gradually improves over the first 6 weeks, although it may take a few months before the skin appears totally normal.

Hypospadias repair is done under general anesthesia, most often supplemented by a nerve block to the penis or a caudal block to reduce the general anesthesia needed, and to minimize discomfort after surgery. Many techniques have been used during the past 100 years to extend the urinary channel to the correct location.