MedStar Washington Hospital Center was the first center in Washington D.C. to offer a full complement of urologic reconstruction. Our surgeons have fellowship training from centers of excellence around the world, with the unique advantage of being the most experienced in complex urologic reconstruction in this region. We work hard to restore function to the genitourinary system, personalizing the plan depending on each person’s circumstance and goals.
Examples of conditions we treat include:
The urethra is a narrow tube that passes urine from the bladder outside of the body. When the urethra is narrowed due to scarring from swelling, injury or infection, this causes a urethral stricture.
Peyronie’s disease occurs when scar tissue, referred to as plaque, forms inside the penis. A buildup of plaque can cause the penis to bend and may be painful.
Erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men in the United States. This condition is characterized by the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sex more than half the time an attempt is made.
Male Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine. This may be caused damage or weakening of the sphincter muscle, nerve damage or other specific medical conditions. Involuntary loss of urine may occur when one sneezes or coughs, when the urge to urinate is too strong, or due to frequent urination in small amounts.
A fistula is abnormal connection from one body part to another. This can occur as a connection between the urinary tract and bowel (colovesical or rectourethral), or from the urinary tract to the skin (urethrocutaneous)
Trauma/Injury of the Penis and Scrotum
Trauma and injury to the penis or scrotum can occur various ways. If a penetrating injury or a fracture occur to the penis, surgery may be required.
Injury of the Ureter
Injuries to the ureter most often occur due to complications from pelvic or abdominal surgery. If left untreated, further complications, such as fistula, or persistent urine leakage may occur. Minor treatment may include the use of a stent until the ureter is healed.
What Makes MedStar Washington Hospital Center Different
Our team of urology specialists focuses on providing specialized patient care. In order to provide the best treatment possible, our physicians engage in detailed, open dialogue about the diagnosis and treatment process. By doing so, our specialists are able to address the specific needs of each patient to significantly improve their quality of life.
Gender Affirming Services
Urology's Urologic Reconstruction also provides Gender Affirming services and culturally competent LGBTQIA+ care. If you are interested in learning more about any of these services, please email [email protected] for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.