How common is genital reconstructive surgery?

Pediatric Urologist Dr. Winslow talks about his experience with genital reconstructive surgery and stresses that this type of surgery is more common than most would expect.



Julie: So, genital reconstructive surgery for a little boy isn’t uncommon?

Dr. Winslow: Not at all. The thing that I spent the most time in my training on, and most of my career, this is 31 years and counting, is in the reconstruction of something called hypospadias, one in every 200 male births. Again, it is not something that you would find out from your friends, “ You know, hey, my boy’s penis has a hole in the wrong place.”, but it is very challenging surgery, it is very prevalent, and it seems to be on the rise. So, I spend a lot of time at that.

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