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I was so relieved just over a year ago when I discovered this procedure after having multiple dilations that were painful and short lived. Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent surgeon and get to surgery pretty quickly after discovering the procedure existed.
Now I am almost 1 year post-op. NO changes since my last update 8 months ago. The experience has been truly life altering for the good. Just realized as I was writing this that I have not checked to see how the scar healed in several months. I’ll take a look when I think of it.
I’ve read many others updates throughout the year and it seems my experience was one of the better ones. I partly attribute my success to selecting a highly skilled surgeon who had literally done hundreds of these procedures. He was confident in his diagnosis, recommendation, and ability to execute.
I think many make the mistake of not fully researching who the best in the business are and end up w/ shoddy work and/or recommendations from a novice urologist. My recommendation for anyone thinking of this is to be willing to travel wherever it takes to have someone of high caliber do the work. Be prepared to stay in a hotel for a couple weeks at least. I was fortunate to have a top surgeon where I live.
Good luck to everyone going through the symptoms of a urethral stricture and contemplating urethroplasty.