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TURNS is a organization of doctors that specialize in urinary reconstructive surgery. I am using Dr. Alsikafi in Gurnee, IL. I am 73 and have a stricture due to radiation treatment. The stricture is located at the bottom of the prostate down thru the sphincter valve. Dr. Alsikafi has done many of these operations successfully. I live in Naples, FL and travel to see this doctor. Currently I am using a catheter. I am at the beginning stage of the process.
-Bladder pressure test (make sure the bladder is functioning).
-Insertion of a super pubic catheter (must be in place for one month).
-Operation (Super pubic and urethra tube remain in for one month.)
-Urethrogram and removal of tubes.
-Three month visual check.
TURNS Website: http://www.turnsresearch.org
Please keep us updated.
- This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by Steve.