Reasons for Optical Urethrotomy
- Problems with starting urination.
- Having to urinate more frequently at night.
- slow or diminished force of stream.
- Having an urgent need to urinate.
- Dribbling after you finish urinating.
- sensation of incomplete emptying.
- Blood in the urine.
Procedure of Optical Urethrotomy
Optical urethrotomy is performed under general anaesthetic.
A cystoscope is passed into the urethra, to the point of the stricture. Rigid urethrotome will be inserted and guided to the face of the stricture and a small blade (Knife) towards the tip of the instrument will be deployed using a trigger mechanism to cut the stricture at locations determined by the Urologist.
After completion of Urethrotomy procedure Foley catheter will be inserted. Foley Catheter will be locked by filling its balloon.
Post Operative Care
The surgeon will remove the catheter 1 to 2 days after the surgery is completed.
Patient should be able to return to normal activities quite quickly, but it is wise not to do anything involving lifting or exertion for a week. In most instances you will be able to eat a regular meal on the evening of surgery.
Uroflowmetric study will be performed, and the patient will be instructed for confirmation.
Advantages of Optical Urethrotomy Procedure
- No longer problem of starting urination.
- stronger force of stream.
- decreased need to push.
- More in control of holding your urine in.
- No need to get up in the night to urinate as much as you used to.
- Stronger stream of urine.
Optical Urethrotomy Products
We, Advin Urology, provide international quality standard products for Optical Urethrotomy Procedure.
- 21 Fr Optical Urethrotome Sheath.
- 21 Fr Optical Urethrotome Sheath with Half Moon.
- Cold Knife.
- LED Light Source.
- Fiber Optic Cable.