Hypospadias is a congenital problem, with the emphasis firmly on the word ‘genital’. It’s a problem which occurs at the tip of the penis, and is a combination of three particular problems: the meatus (the hole through which we pee) not being situated at the tip of the penis, the foreskin being gathered at the back of the penis, leaving the tip (and more) exposed, and the penis takes on a bent appearance when erect.
Hypospadias: not an uncommon problem
As you can imagine, these three issues can cause no end of problems: the obvious problems include an inability for the penis to become fully erect, difficulty in passing water, and undescended testes. Other medical problems include infertility and urinary tract infections, while the psychological problems are manifold. And it’s not as rare a condition as you might think: 1 in 300 males are born with hypospadias.
Hypospadias is a condition that needs to be corrected as early as possible – and thankfully, there is an effective treatment – there are an estimated 1,500 procedures carried out to correct hypospadias every year in the UK. As it is a highly complicated procedure, it makes sense to find the best and most experienced surgeon for your child. Here at SJG Plastic Surgery, we perform the Snodgrass repair technique, which has a 95% full success rate.
Hypospadias: how do we correct Hypospadias?
Using the tissues which normally create the urinary channel, the Snodgrass technique extends the urethra, allowing for a repositioning of the meatus. Furthermore, as the technique doesn’t make use of skin flaps, we can ensure that the penis will look as natural as possible.
If you want your child’s problem to be treated as soon as possible, it makes sense to get in touch with us. For more information – and a contact form – please consult our Hypospadias Repair page.Leave a reply