I have been dealing with urethral strictures for past 4 years. Last Tuesday I had a urethroplasty which was performed by a Doctor Alsikafi of Gurnee Il. who is the president and a member of “Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons” (TURNS). I found TURNS through this site. Go to the web site: http://www.turnsresearch.org/. There are 11 surgeons across the country including Dr. Zhao of New York University Langone Medical Center. All these Surgeons have served fellowships under the top Surgeons in this area of medical treatment.
It is very important you use the best doc you can find in reconstructive surgery. Very few docs are experienced in this procedure.
So far my surgery has gone fine. I am waiting for the Foley to be removed which is in three more weeks. Being 74, having diabetes and due to prostate cancer my doc requires 4-weeks. Most patients have there foley removed in two weeks. Heyitsme had his removed in about two weeks and says he is doing fine.
I wish you the best and if you are eligible for urethroplasty and you have insurance that covers enough of it, then go for it. Read the stories on this site. Many people agree.
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