Washington University urologic surgeons have expertise and extensive experience performing complex reconstructive surgery on the kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra and male genitals. Our section is unique because we are a high-volume center with a multidisciplinary approach, combining the expertise and experience of urologists, plastic surgeons and colorectal surgeons. These nationally recognized surgeons have particular expertise in the following problems:
- Urethral disruption injuries from pelvic fracture
- Recto-urinary fistulas after prostatectomy or pelvic surgery
- Refractory male urethral strictures
- Radiation-induced urinary fistulas
- Major bladder reconstruction – urinary diversion, continent catherizable stomas (Mitrofanoff, Monti), neobladder, augmentation cystoplasty, MACE (antegrade continent enema)
- Major ureter reconstruction – Boari flap, Psoas hitch, ileal ureter, trans-ureteroureterostomy, complex pyleoplasty
- Vesicovaginal or ureterovaginal fistulas after pelvic surgery
- Male urinary incontinence – artificial urinary sphincter, male sling, bulking agents
- Peyronie’s disease – plaque incision and grafting, penile placation.
The following web site links are to the American Urological Association patient information resource center. These web pages are useful and have a wealth of information that will help to guide you in your care.
Continent urinary diversion surgery
Surgical management of erectile dysfunction
Surgical management of urinary incontinence
Voiding cystourethrogram X-ray