Any defect or injury to the wall of the urethra is corrected with Proximal Urethroplasty, which is a standard treatment for urethral strictures. Common side effects of Proximal Urethroplasty include bruising and swelling of the wounds, discomfort in the jaw opening of the urethra, recurrent stricture formation requiring more surgeries, etc.
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Proximal Urethroplasty is an open repair of the urethra for any stricture nearby the bladder. The operation is sometimes done on an emergency basis after severe injury to the urethra.
Defects or injuries to the wall of the urethra are caused due to trauma, infections and iatrogenic injury. The procedure of Urethroplasty is considered as the gold standard treatment for strictures with optimal outcome in terms of recurrence rates.
It is a complex operational procedure that may take time up to eight hours. However, it takes lesser time for some patients, depending upon their condition, and in that case they are allowed to go home on the same day.
Proximal Urethroplasty operation may require the patient to stay 2-3 days in the hospital, but this can go up to 8-10 days in case of a more critical condition. The time taken for the operation and post-operative recovery of proximal urethroplasty depend upon several factors:
There are three most significant phases of the operation that the patient has to go through- pre-operative, surgery and post-operative phases.
This is the pre-operative phase, where a patient has to make some preparations before proximal urethroplasty operation. They include:
It is the second phase of proximal urethroplasty that involves:
Post-operative care is most important since it ensures quicker recovery of the patient. You may have to stay 5-7 days after the surgery during which the drain catheter is removed from your bladder on the second or third day of the surgery. You are restricted from any strenuous activities for 2-3 days after the surgery.
It should be noted that a complete proximal urethroplasty recovery takes 6 to 8 weeks. Make sure you listen to your doctor’s advices and restrictions and have the required medications for a speedier recovery. In case of any severe signs of proximal urethroplasty surgery like bruising and swelling of the wound, injury to the urethra and recurrent stricture, talk to your doctor immediately.