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I saw my new urologist yesterday, and I came away very impressed. He is the region’s most experienced surgeon at urethroplasty, having done upwards of 600. He spent plenty of time with me, listening to my history and drawing a lot of pictures for me of the anatomy involved and the different types of surgery that will be possible depending on the length and location of the stricture. I feel like I’m in very good hands. Next week I am going in to have him personally perform a RUG (which he said he can do in 10 seconds, but a regular radiology department tends to make a big deal out of). He’ll read the film right there and we’ll get to talk about my surgical options. It feels good to have confidence in my surgeon.
As an aside, the new urologist was almost indignant that my regular urologist didn’t refer me to him at the first sign of stricture recurrence. He’s very clear that patient outcomes are best when this surgery is handled by a subspecialist.
Thanks again Chris and Brian for your comments. Anyone reading this in the Philadelphia area who needs a recommendation, please PM me.