There are quite a few procedures urologists perform to male genitalia. Most of these procedures are minor but require a lot of techniques that only urologists are familiar with. Most of these procedures help in treating urological conditions, and a professional urologist can perform them. Mentioned below are a few procedures urologists perform for male genitalia.
Cystoscopy is a urologic procedure in which the urologist examines the lining of the urethra and bladder. The urologist uses a cystoscope by inserting it into the urethra. It goes all the way to the bladder. A Cystoscope is a long thin tube that has a light and camera attached at the end. They perform a cystoscopy procedure to diagnose and treat all bladder conditions, and it is also used to diagnose an enlarged prostate.
Vasectomy is one of the most popular procedures carried out on the male genitalia. The procedure involves stopping or cutting off the supply of sperm to the semen. They do this by cutting and then sealing the vas deferens. The vas deferens holds the sperm from the testicles. This is an outpatient procedure that lasts for around 10-30 minutes. Around 500,000 men get vasectomies in the US, according to the American Urological Association
Vasectomy reversal is another urological procedure that men opt for after getting a vasectomy. A vasectomy stops the supply of sperm through which you cannot get pregnant. However, if a man decides later on that he want to get pregnant, he can opt for a reversal procedure, known as vasectomy reversal. But even so, this procedure does not guarantee complete fertility. The procedure involves microsurgical techniques that repair the vas deferens to restore fertility.
Orchiopexy is also a urological surgical procedure that helps repair an undescended testicle. In the procedure, the urologist moves the testicle from the groin area or the abdomen into the scrotum. The next step involves attaching the testicle to the scrotum with the help of a tacking stitch.
Penile Implants or Prosthesis
Penile implants or prostheses are types of devices that are placed inside the penis. This device allows men with erectile dysfunction to get an erection. The penile implant device is usually only put if other ED treatments don’t work. Like if a man with a Peyronie disease isn’t able to get an erection due to the curvature of the penis, they then will be recommended to get a penile implant or prosthesis by a urologist.
Penile Plication is a surgical procedure that helps treat the curvature of the penis, which is caused by Peyronie’s disease. Penile Plication is an outpatient procedure that involves placing permanent sutures on the opposite side of the scarring where the curvature of the penis occurs.
Male circumcision is quite a common procedure also carried out by urologists. This procedure involved the removal of the skin covering the penis top, also known as the foreskin. This procedure is usually performed on newborn babies all around the world. Some tend to get it done at a later age too.
Urologists perform numerous prostate procedures for men. This helps diagnoses and treat prostate conditions. Some of the procedures include:
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP): This is a small procedure in which the urologist uses a resectoscope, which is a special instrument designed to turn and seal the prostate tissue. This is done when the prostate tissue is enlarged and causes difficulty in urination.
- Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP): This is a procedure that helps treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This procedure involves the urologist inserting a small endoscope through the urethra also using other special instruments to create a small opening in the bladder neck. This is where the prostrate is connected and opens the urinary channel so that urine can easily pass.
- Uro Lift: Uro lift is a small procedure carried out in-office to treat prostate enlargement that’s mild to moderate.
- Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA): This procedure involves using radiofrequency ablation to shrink the prostate tissue that presses into the urethra and that causes urinary symptoms.
- Prostate Biopsy: This procedure involves removing samples of tissue from the prostate. This is usually done for examination in a lab.
What Procedures do Urologists Perform to Male Genitalia? Final Words
Hopefully, with the help of this article, you are now familiar with the main procedures urologists perform on male genitalia. If you’re looking to undergo a safe and proper vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, or any other urological procedure then get in touch with Dr. Yaniv Larish today.
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