The purpose of optical internal urethrotomy is to remove tissues in the urethra for smooth drainage of urine. Unlike, a laser treatment, optical internal urethrotomy uses an endoscopic device to make an incision in the urethra for creating strictures. One should avoid lifting heavy objects, driving car and other strenuous activities for weeks after the surgery.
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Optical Internal Urethrotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the incision of the urethra for removal of strictures. Direct visual internal Urethrotomy is also called Optical Urethrotomy, which is done in men and it uses an endoscope device and a knife to make incisions in the urethra.
The risks associated with Optical Internal Urethrotomy include infections in the urinary tract, recurrence of urethral stricture, infections in the operation site, wound dehiscence and excessive bleeding.
The reasons for optical urethrotomy strictures in the urethra include:
It should be noted that strictures may develop along the full length of the urethra. The success of optical internal urethrotomy depends upon two things- the location of the stricture and whether it is the first Internal Optical Urethrotomy. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient is discharged on the same day. Before the treatment of Optical Internal Urethrotomy, there are a few preparations to be taken:
The operation of internal optical urethrotomy takes about 30 minutes.
You are discharged on the same day after a few hours of the operation. Anaesthesia will help you not feel the pain, but after its effects wear off, you are given pain relief medications.
Immediately after the surgery, you are taken to the recovery room where you will stay as long as the effects of anaesthesia wear off and you feel better. You will allowed to eat and move in order to let your doctor check if you are feeling fine. A catheter is placed in the urethra that will help drain out urine into a separate pouch.
The pain after the surgery may stay for two weeks. You are advised to avoid any strenuous activities and avoid heavy lifting. Drink plenty of water, avoid having sex and do not drive during the recovery period. You can ensure faster recovery of optical radical urethrotomy by listening to your doctor’s instructions. In case, you observe any signs or symptoms of fever, severe pain in the pelvic area, difficulty in urinating, lots of blood in the urine, then inform it to your doctor without any delay.