Hypospadias, a penile birth defect of the urinary opening, affects approximately 1 in 200 newborns. Surgery is usually recommended to restore cosmesis and function, and the most common operation performed world-wide is the TIP repair, also known as the Snodgrass procedure. Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush perform hundreds of hypospadias operations and reoperations each year, and their published results are among the best in the world.


Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush are world-renowned experts specializing in hypospadias surgery. They have written more scientific articles on hypospadias than any other surgeons in history, as well as numerous textbook chapters and even a complete surgical textbook on hypospadias repair.

Many studies show that surgeons who frequently do complex operations have better results. All hypospadias repairs, including those for distal hypospadias, are considered complex. The average number of distal hypospadias repairs done by U.S. pediatric urologists is 1 per month. The average number of proximal hypospadias repairs is only 2 per year. Our surgeons operate on hypospadias nearly every day.

Published results show that complications from distal hypospadias repair by pediatric urologists are frequently more than 10% and may range as high as 60%. Complications after proximal hypospadias repair are even more common as recently reported by several large centers. Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush have worked intensively for many years to improve these results. They now have among the lowest complications in the world for both distal and proximal hypospadias repairs.

It is very important that the first operation, whether for distal or proximal hypospadias, be done right. Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush have identified key factors to ensure success and travel worldwide teaching other surgeons how to improve their results. But our surgeons also have one of the largest experiences in the world performing reoperations for complications after hypospadias repair done somewhere else. They are using innovative new therapies to increase success in these difficult situations.

Hypospadias repair requires a surgical assistant, which in most places is either a urology trainee or a nurse. In contrast, Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush work as a surgical team, combining their extensive experience for the benefit of patients with hypospadias. Our team also includes an experienced pediatric anesthesiologist and pediatric nurses to care for your son.

Patients travel to Dallas from all over the U.S. and the entire world for hypospadias surgery. The PARC Urology office staff works with you to make your visit comfortable. A fixed price that includes surgical, anesthesia and hospital fees is available upon request, and we accept most insurance plans.

 

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