Urinary Tract Reconstruction Urologist - Dr. Angelo Gousse, MD
If you experience severe bladder dysfunction due to urethral trauma or neurogenic bladder conditions, you may benefit from urinary tract reconstruction at Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute. With locations in Aventura, Miramar and West Palm Beach, Florida, and serving adults throughout Florida, Angelo Gousse, MD, and the team offer personalized surgical solutions to improve your bladder function and quality of life. To schedule a consultation, book online or call the office nearest you today.
Do you have problems with your bladder? If so, they could be attributed to a neurogenic bladder condition or urethra trauma that you may have experienced. In any case, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Angelo Gousse at Gousse Urology immediately.
Dr. Gousse is the founder and chief urologist of the Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute. His innovative and life-changing urinary tract reconstruction procedure has helped thousands of patients regain the functionality of their bladders again. Perhaps he can do the same for you too.
Gousse Urology has multiple locations across South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Aventura, and Miramar. Feel free to make an appointment at the location closest to you. We serve all adults, male and female, who live in South Florida. Our customized surgical solutions have the potential to improve the quality of your life and the functionality of your bladder.
What is Urinary Tract Reconstruction?
Urinary Tract Reconstruction is a state-of-the-art surgical procedure structured to repair and reverse any existing urinary tract damage that you may have. Men and women both have urinary tracts with urethras which function similarly. The big difference is that a man’s urethra transports semen and urine to the penis, while a woman’s urethra transports urine to the vagina.
However, the urethra is still susceptible to damage in men and women. That is why you should come to Gousse Urology for a complete urologic examination, even if you think everything is fine. If an existing problem can be diagnosed quickly, then it can be treated promptly. Then we’ll prevent it from getting worse.
Call (305) 606-7028 or use the contact us form here for more information on urinary tract reconstruction surgery. The initial examination will allow Dr. Gousse to determine if you need ureteral reconstruction or bladder augmentation. These are two types of urinary tract reconstruction procedures that each solve a particular urinary tract problem.
Should I Get Urinary Tract Reconstruction?
Urinary tract reconstruction is not recommended for everybody. Dr. Gousse will determine whether you qualify for the procedure after performing the initial examination on your urinary tract.
In most cases, a urinary tract reconstruction surgical procedure is recommended if someone has experienced the following conditions:
- Contracted a sexually transmitted disease
- Lichen sclerosus
- Hypospadias surgery
- Perineal trauma
- Urethral strictures
Urinary tract reconstruction is usually performed on people with these conditions because they cause the urethra to develop scar tissue in most cases. This scar tissue leads to urination pain and dysfunction. A urinary tract reconstruction surgery can fix this problem and restore the comfort and functionality of your urination.
Schedule an Appointment Today to See Dr. Gousse
Dr. Gousse has been one of the leading urologists in the country for over 25 years. His contributions to scientific research journals and medical schools have made him a mentor to many urologists across the globe. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Medicine and City University of New York.
His urinary tract reconstruction techniques are personalized for everybody, depending on the type of urinary tract problem and its severity. The entire procedure will be discussed with you perform it begins. All you have to do is make an appointment for your initial consultation with Dr. Gousse. We have numerous South Florida clinics in Miramar, West Palm Beach, and Aventura. Choose whichever one is most convenient for you.
Urinary Tract Reconstruction Q & A
Urinary tract reconstruction is a surgery to correct or repair damage to the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the urethra that carries urine and semen from the bladder to the tip of the penis in men and urine to the top of the vagina in women.
Damage or dysfunction can occur anywhere throughout the urinary tract, including the sphincters that attach the urethra to the bladder, the urethra, and the exit portions of the urethra.
Dr. Gousse may recommend a urinary tract reconstruction surgery if you’ve experienced:
- Urethral strictures
- Perineal trauma
- Prior urologic procedures performed through the urethra
- Pelvic irradiation for cancer
- Previous surgery for hypospadias
- Lichen sclerosus
These conditions can cause scar tissue to develop within the urethra, leading to a narrowing of the urethra and difficult or painful urination. This may also cause recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Gousse performs all types of urinary tract reconstruction procedures and determines which procedure is best for you based on your overall health, symptoms, and level of severity of your condition. Procedure types include:
Ureteral reconstruction and reimplantation
In a ureteral reconstruction and reimplantation, your ureter is removed surgically, repaired, and reimplanted in its usual position. Bladder augmentation may be needed, as well. This option is recommended for patients with a history or ureteral trauma or ureteral cancer or another disease process.
A bladder augmentation procedure involves implanting segments from the colon or small intestines to enlarge the size of the bladder. This option is recommended for patients with neurogenic bladder after a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or multiple sclerosis (MS).
Technically called urethroplasty, urethral reconstruction involves widening the urethra with dilating devices, removal of scar tissue, or stent placement. This option is for patients with urethral strictures.
Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Gousse recommends the most appropriate surgery to improve the patency — or openness — of your urethra.
In most cases, you’ll stay in the hospital for up to a week with a catheter in place until you’ve healed fully. Dr. Gousse checks in with you regularly to ensure you’re healing properly and that your symptoms decrease after the procedure. Follow-up care is provided as needed for related symptoms, such as erectile dysfunction.
Learn more about urinary tract reconstruction at Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute by calling or schedule a visit online now.