Recovery & Support for Hypospadias in Children
After hypospadias surgery, your doctor at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone shows you how to care for your son’s dressing and catheter.
Your baby’s pediatric urologist may remove the catheter one week after surgery. He or she examines your son at various intervals to ensure proper healing of the penis. After six months, the penis should be fully healed. The specialist may ask you to schedule an office visit when the child is toilet training, so that the doctor can check the urinary stream. Your son’s pediatrician also continues to check the health and functioning of your son’s penis, typically during annual checkups and particularly during toilet training and puberty.
Most boys recover fully from surgery for hypospadias. Successful repair generally lasts a lifetime without problems, even throughout puberty, when the penis grows rapidly.
Through our Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, our experts ensure your family receives the support it needs throughout diagnosis and treatment.