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Information for Parents


  • What is this disease?

    • Hypospadias refers to a urethral meatus ("pee-hole") which is located along the underside, rather than at the tip of the penis. The opening may be located on the underside of the penis, in the glans or may even be entirely absent, with the urine exiting the bladder behind the penis.

  • How it is diagnosed?

    • Hypospadias is  diagnosed by clinical examination only.

  • How it is treated?

    • Surgery is the only modality available to treat this condition.

  • When it should be operated?

    • The surgery for Hypospadias should be done after around 9 months of age, depending upon size of penis.

  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?

    • Medical management is not successful in this condition.

  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?

    • Read “All you need to know before your child's surgery” information booklet in website.

  • How is the surgery done?

    • The surgeon uses the skin on the penis or prepuce  to create a tube so that urethral opening can be made at the tip of the penis. Sometimes staged surgery is needed

  • Remarks

    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon

  • Related Photographs and videos

    • Few photographs of steps done by me is given here for learning purposes

    • for more details, visit

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