Hypospadias is a condition affecting the penis in which the location of the opening through which a boy urinates is at a lower position than normal, and may be associated with a bend to the penis.
There are many different surgical techniques available to correct hypospadias in childhood. Success rates of these surgeries vary but typically decrease with more severe forms of hypospadias.
Persons who have had hypospadias surgery may develop urethral stricture, lower urinary tract symptoms, fistula, spraying of the urine stream, and curvature of the penis. Often, these symptoms may not become apparent until many years after the initial surgery. Treatment of these conditions may require subsequent surgeries. Our specialists are fellowship-trained in the most up-to-date reconstructive techniques for these issues.
Our specialists in the Northwestern Medicine Congenital Urology Program are fellowship-trained in the most up-to-date reconstructive techniques for these issues.