Hypospadias Surgery in Pakistan
What do you know about Hypospadias?
When the urethra (the tube that takes urine from the bladder to the outside of the body) is present on the underside of the penis rather than the tip, this condition is called hypospadias. The urethra is the tube that leads from the bladder to the end of the penis, and it is responsible for releasing urine from the body. Hypospadias is characterized by an abnormality in the formation of the distal end of the urethral tube, which can lead to the inappropriate passage of urine.
How common is Hypospadias in baby boys?
Hypospadias is a congenital disability in newborns in which the opening for urination is not at the tip of the penis. There are different degrees of severity in hypospadias, some can be minor, and some can be more severe and need surgical repair. When hypospadias is discovered in a baby, surgery can be performed when the baby is a few months old. However, laparoscopic surgery is the best way to treat this condition. When the abnormality is severe, it may be necessary to conduct an examination of your child’s urinary system to rule out any more issues.
Types of hypospadias
Hypospadias is diagnosed shortly after delivery. The foreskin is typically incomplete and shaped into a hood, and the opening is in the wrong place. However, mild forms of hypospadias in males may not cause any noticeable symptoms. The following problems may arise in your child as he matures if the hypospadias is not corrected:
Causes of Hypospadias in baby boys
The condition of hypospadias is congenital. Certain hormones drive the development of the urethra and foreskin in a male fetus as the penis grows. When these hormones fail to operate appropriately, the urethra develops improperly, leading to hypospadias. The underlying cause of hypospadias is rarely identified. Also, hypospadias in baby boys can have a hereditary cause, but environmental factors have also been suggested.
Most cases of hypospadias in baby boys need surgical repair. Ideally, we perform hypospadias repair at the age of 6-12 months. The surgery aims to place the opening for urination in the right place and close the malformed opening. If chordee and penile torsion are also diagnosed with hypospadias, ALSA Pakistan has the best pediatric surgeon for this service.
In the case of hypospadias in baby boys, we first straighten the penis (correcting chordee) and create an extension of the urethra, bringing it to the tip of the penis. Next, we use penile skin tissue to create a new urethral pathway for urination. After the surgery, the baby may need a catheter for a few days to urinate. Usually, the baby can go home the same day after the surgery.
Some Rare Risks After Surgery
There is always a chance for something risky during surgery. Rare though they may be, however, the potential gains from the surgery will justify the rare dangers. Particular risks that can arise with hypospadias surgery include:
Hypospadias Surgery Cost in Pakistan
ALSA Pakistan is unrivaled when offering surgical treatment for hypospadias in baby boys or abnormal urine opening in boys under one roof. We have cutting-edge equipment, developed infrastructure, and a team of skilled medical professionals consistently providing excellent patient results.
Hypospadias Surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from 200k – 250k PKR. The surgical price includes focusing on a broad spectrum of medical specialties and using a hi-tech treatment approach. You may have mild to moderate child hypospadias repaired by an experienced pediatric surgeon Dr. Mohsin using the latest medical technology. Moreover, world-class medical groups provide the best care across all medical subfields using pioneering technology and worldwide evidence-based standards. Furthermore, our mission is to provide world-class healthcare that is accessible and affordable to everybody.
How common is Hypospadias in baby boys?
What is Hypospadias?
Hypospadias is a birth defect in baby boys, in which the urethra is not present in its proper position.
What is the best way to treat hypospadias in baby boys?
Laparoscopic surgery is the best possible and most effective way to treat hypospadias.
Is hypospadias treatable?
Yes, hypospadias is a treatable condition.
What is the right age for the baby to get the surgery?
The right age for baby boys to get hypospadias repair is from 6 to 12 months.
Why choose ALSA for the treatment of hypospadias?
The best pediatric surgeon at ALSA offers the most efficient and cost-effective hypospadias surgery for baby boys.