Reconstructive Urology & Men's Health

Volumes Data

Table 1: Total number of urethroplasties performed at the University of Utah, Center for Reconstructive Urology & Men's Health. Anterior urethra is the portion of the urethra running from the penis to the sphincter muscle at the bottom of the prostate. Posterior urethra is the urethra running from the sphincter muscle at the bottom of the prostate through the prostate to the bladder. These surgeries are rare and the numbers are comparable or much greater than most large centers in the United States.

YearAnterior UrethroplastyPosterior UrethroplastyTotal
2010 49 8 57
2011 53 6 59
2012 39 12 51
2013 47 12 59

Table 2: Many of the urethral surgeries in our patients are complicated for multiple reasons.

Risk factors2010201120122013
Pelvic fracture 3 3 8 3
Previous open urethral surgery 8 7 2 7
Previous hypospadias 9 4 5 6
Radiation damage 2 1 4 5
Total complex patients 23 (40%) 15 (25%) 17 (33%) 21 (36%)