Breakthrough In Urology: 84-Year-Old Patient Cured Of Severe Urethral Stricture Through Innovative Medical Procedure

Breakthrough In Urology: 84-Year-Old Patient Cured Of Severe Urethral Stricture Through Innovative Medical Procedure

Dr. Subodh Kamble, a well-renowned urologist at the hospital, led the successful treatment

Melvyn ThomasUpdated: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:29 PM IST
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Surat, the "diamond city" of India, witnessed a groundbreaking medical procedure recently. An 84-year-old male patient suffering from a severe urethral stricture received a successful treatment using a cutting-edge technique called "drug-coated balloon urethroplasty." Performed at the Prish Multi Speciality Hospital & Center for Urocare, Kidney and Prostate, located on VIP Road, Vesu, Surat, this innovative procedure offers hope for countless individuals struggling with this condition. Dr. Subodh Kamble, a well-renowned urologist at the hospital, led the successful treatment. "We are thrilled to have been able to provide this advanced treatment option to our patient and witness the remarkable improvement in his condition," Dr. Kamble stated.

What is Urethral Stricture?

A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. This narrowing can be caused by scar tissue, inflammation, or other factors, leading to difficulty urinating, urinary tract infections, and other complications. Urethral strictures are more common in men and can significantly impact quality of life. Traditionally, urethral strictures have been treated with buccal urethroplasty, an open surgical procedure that carries associated risks and complications. However, for the 84-year-old patient in Surat, this approach was deemed unsuitable due to his age and existing medical conditions.

The innovative drug-coated balloon urethroplasty offered a minimally invasive alternative. This procedure involves using a specialized balloon coated with medication to gently widen the narrowed portion of the urethra. The medication further promotes healing and reduces the risk of recurrence. Following the successful procedure, the 84-year-old patient has made a full recovery with his urethral stricture completely resolved. This marks a significant milestone in the field of urology, particularly for patients who may not be suitable candidates for traditional surgeries.

"The complete resolution of the urethral stricture in this patient is a testament to the effectiveness and potential of drug-coated balloon urethroplasty," Dr. Kamble emphasizes. "This minimally invasive surgery offers numerous advantages, including shorter recovery times, reduced risk of complications, and the ability to treat longer strictures compared to other methods." The success story from Surat highlights the potential of this new technique to improve the lives of countless individuals suffering from urethral strictures.

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