First, learn as much as you can about your options. Second, find a urologist who is expert and experienced in reconstructive surgery and urethral stricture disease. Be sure to ask the doctor if he is an expert; if not, ask him to recommend someone who is. A generalist urologist may not know about the best options for you; there is nothing to lose and much to gain by getting a second opinion. Your best chance for a cure is the first time you get treated, but this often requires an operation under general anesthesia. If you are
too unhealthy and do not want to undergo surgery, management with dilations would be ok, but if you want to cure your problem, surgery is usually necessary.
We have one of the world’s busiest reconstructive practices specializing in both male and female reconstruction. We have combined experience of over 30 years successfully treating cases other urologists have given up on and have the rare combination of efficacy of cutting edge techniques with the reassurance of experience. We evaluate and treat not only those with straightforward “run-of-the mill” strictures but also complex strictures such as those that occupy the entire length of the urethra, strictures caused by radiation and recurrent strictures after Urolume insertion, and even urethral strictures in women. We have pioneered techniques to deal with radiation strictures, female strictures and have also utilized state-of-the-art technology such as robotic surgery to revolutionize treatment of complex strictures. We often see patients referred by other urologists who come to us as a last resort and we offer the best chance of definitive cure for these difficult to treat patients. But remember, the best chance for cure is the first operation and the Urocenter of New York may offer you your best chance to cure this problem.Request an Appointment