Urologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) specialize in problems of the genitourinary tract, including urethral stricture disease. This condition is characterized by a scar around the urethra which causes it to narrow and block the flow of urine. Urethral stricture results from inflammation, injury or infection. It is more common in men than women since their urethras are longer.
Urologic services are available at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Main Campus in Boston, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough, and at our newest locations Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Milford and Brigham and Women's Health Care Center at Westwood. Discuss the most convenient location for you when you make an appointment with a patient coordinator.
Early detection is recommended to prevent serious kidney problems. Your urologist will conduct a thorough diagnostic evaluation which may include:
Your urologist will decide the best treatment option for you after evaluating the length, location and degree of scar tissue. Treatment may include:
You will receive a thorough diagnostic evaluation and receive clinically-proven treatment by a board-certified urologist who specializes in urethral stricture. Our goal is to alleviate symptoms so you can return to every life. Appointments are confidential and private.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital practices a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, routinely collaborating with colleagues in other medical specialties. If your urologist discovers that an underlying illness has contributed to your urethral stricture, you will be referred to an appropriate BWH physician for an evaluation.
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