Genitourinary Reconstruction & Prosthetic Surgery Center
Our Experts Provide Advanced Surgical Treatment of the Genitourinary System
The Genitourinary Reconstruction & Prosthetic Surgery Center at University Hospitals Urology Institute provides comprehensive care for patients with common genital and urinary health problems. Led by Chris M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS, the center offers the most surgically advanced treatments for reconstruction of the genital and urinary systems.
Core reconstructive urologic procedures include management of:
- Male urethral stricture disease, utilizing the most advanced techniques
- Recto-urethral fistula disease
- Upper urinary tract reconstruction
- Concealed penis repair
- Hypospadias repair failure
- Erectile dysfunction
- Penile prosthesis surgery
- Penile curvature and Peyronie's disease reconstruction
- Oncology or trauma-related reconstruction
A Collaborative Approach
We take great pride in delivering seamless, compassionate care that is highly sensitive to our patients’ individual needs by bringing together trained specialists for some of our cases. These experts include:
- Colorectal surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Highly trained urodynamic technicians
- Pelvic floor physical therapists
What is penile and urethral reconstructive surgery?
Penile and urethral reconstructive surgery is a broad area of urologic care that encompasses the surgical treatment of urethral stricture disease and voiding dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, urologic issues subsequent to cancer treatment, and many other diseases of the male external genitalia and lower urinary tract.
While urethral stricture disease and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) do not represent life-threatening conditions, they are life-altering. Severe stricture disease can lead to painful episodes of acute urinary retention and can require multiple surgical interventions. Severe SUI can cause men to significantly limit their activities as they try to avoid actions that will precipitate episodes of incontinence. Men suffering from urethral stricture disease and SUI should be referred to a urologist, as multiple treatment options exist to improve their quality of life.
Read more about various surgical options for the treatment of urethral stricture disease and male stress urinary incontinence in this review article.
For more information, contact the Genitourinary Reconstruction & Prosthetic Surgery Center at 216-844-5661.