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What is the procedure for surgery to treat hypospadias?

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This is when the opening of the urethra, where pee and semen come out through the tip of the penis, is located elsewhere on or near the penis. Doctors use skin from the foreskin or elsewhere on the body to repair the opening. This surgery is usually done when the boy is between 3 months and 18 months old. The child will be asleep during the procedure and usually goes home the same day. This surgery often fixes the problem in children. It’s more difficult to do and less successful when done in adult men.

From: What is Hypospadias? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Facts about Hypospadias.”

Cleveland Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias: “Hypospadias.”

Hypospadias and Epispadias Association Inc.

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Facts about Hypospadias.”

Cleveland Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias: “Hypospadias.”

Hypospadias and Epispadias Association Inc.

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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