Overview

Urethral Reconstruction

Reconstruction of the genitourinary tract in adults becomes necessary when normal function of one or more of its components are impaired. In the United States, genitourinary reconstruction is typically necessary as a result of general trauma or tissue damage that occurs following cancer treatment, specifically surgical and radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

Although treatment of these conditions was historically performed by urologic oncologists, the field of reconstructive urology has emerged over the past two decades. Within reconstructive urology, vast innovations in specialized treatment strategies and surgical techniques have been developed resulting in significant improvements in quality of life for our patients.

The Northwestern Medicine Department of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine continues to stand at the forefront of the field with cutting-edge techniques and world-class reconstructive surgeons. As the specialty of reconstructive urology continues to advance, the main goal of holistically treating men’s health will remain at the forefront of everything we do.