Reconstructive Urethral Surgery

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Reconstructive Urethral Surgery

The urethra is the long tube that carries urine outside the body. Because men have a much longer urethra than women, it is more common for men to experience urethral damage requiring surgery.

Yale Medicine's Department of Urology offers innovative surgical treatments for men in need of urethral reconstruction, or surgical repair and rerouting of the urinary tract.

Trauma, inflammation or frequent urinary tract infections can lead to a narrowing of one portion of the urethra, causing painful and obstructed urination. This kind of urinary blockage is called stricture, and it sometimes requires surgery.