Hypospadias is a penile birth defect that affects the urinary opening in newborns. The condition affects appropriately one out of every two hundred newborns, and though not life threatening, surgery is usually needed to restore the cosmetic look and function of the urinary opening. The most common surgical procedure to repair Hypospadias condition is the TIP repair method which is one that is performed worldwide. It is also known as the Snodgrass procedure as the distinguished Dr. Snograss and Dr. Bush are doctors that perform hundreds of hypospadias operations and re-operations every year worldwide. Their work and results, and published articles are perhaps the best on the globe.
Hypospadias is a condition that affects newborn males. The urinary opening happens below the normal part of the tip of the penis. It is the second most common birth abnormality that happens today and is an easily fixable condition thought the cause of tit remains unknown. Usually when a baby boy has this condition, it means the urinary opening is on or close to the head of the penis, though it can be located further down close to the scrotum or anal opening. It is not life threatening but can result in having a difficult time urinating or aiming into the toilet.
Some boys with who have this deformity and require repair need the surgery because the penis is bent downwards. The extent of the bend can one day impair sexual activity when they enter into adulthood. Most penises with this condition don’t have foreskin or have only a partial foreskin making the penis look unnatural, so the operation helps with both function of the testicles and the cosmetic look of it. The operation can also correct the scrotum which is occasionally located around the penis instead of below it on the infant that suffers from the condition. Most boys with the condition do not have any major medical issues, the biggest one being when one or both of the testicles are not located in the scrotum. This is an uncommon issue and is just as easily fixed.
Infant boys who need hypospadias repair have their urinary opening near or on the head of the penis and only a partial foreskin. This can cause the penis to bend downward or sideways which can impede the ability to urinate correctly or perform sexually as they age. In most cases, a minor surgery is recommended to fix the issue and keep the child from having any issues later in life. The simple reconstructive surgery straightens and curve the penis ma have be it downward or sideways, and moving the urinary tract opening into its normal location on the penis. The doctors will also do cosmetic reconstruction during the operation and perform either a circumcision or completely reconstruct the foreskin to look normal.
Hypospadias and TIP repair surgery is non-invasive and doesn’t require much recovery time. It saves the child from issues down the road, is quick, and they don’t remember a thing.