Meatotomy or Meatoplasty

What is a meatotomy or a metatoplasty of the urethra?

It is a surgical operation that aims to widen the opening of the urinary meatus (the end of the urethra) which, for various reasons, can be narrowed and does not allow the proper passage of urine. A classic example is the stenosis at the level of the spongy urethra in men.

The meatotomy is essentially the incision and enlargement of the urinary meatus, while the meatoplasty is the remodeling of the urethral meatus.

How does a meatotomy or a meatoplasty work?

Under local anesthesia and a penile block, Dr. Marois makes an incision in the stenosis, using a scalpel or electrocauter, to obtain a functional opening. Absorbable sutures are then put in place. A urinary catheter is sometimes left for a short time.

Who are the candidates for a meatotomy or a meatoplasty?

Patients with severe and recurrent urethral stenosis, despite regular self-dilatation.

What are the possible complications following a meatotomy or a meatoplasty?

  • Possible recurrence; a narrowing of the urethral meatus after the surgical procedure, may occur in some patients
  • Loss of elasticity of the tissues in the urethra
  • Bleeding (can last from a few days to a few weeks)
  • Infection (rare)

Would you like to make an appointment, or do you have any questions? Write to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie d’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, the clinic can not claim the RAMQ for the payment of his services. If you consult Dr Marois, you must pay for the services rendered.

Cancellation of appointment:

To ensure the smooth running of the clinic and a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and our staff, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for the cancellation of a consultation, 5 working days in advance for a surgery at the office and 21 working days in advance for a major surgery. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.

Change of appointment:

We understand that events occur, so we ask you to provide us with at least a 24-hour notice for any change in their appointment; we will be happy to accommodate you, the best we can. However, if you fail to inform us within this timeframe or do not show up, we will charge a $ 100 fee.

Thank you for your understanding.

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