Reconstruction of the genitourinary tract in adults becomes necessary when normal function of one or more of its components are impaired. In the United States, genitourinary reconstruction is typically necessary as a result of general trauma or tissue damage that occurs following cancer treatment, specifically surgical and radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
Conditions we treat within this category include:
- Genitourinary trauma
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Urethral strictures
- Urinary fistulas
Our faculty are actively conducting research to develop new urethroplasty techniques as well as leading quality improvement projects improve excellence in surgical outcomes.
Morrison CD, Cinà DP, Gonzalez CM, Hofer MD. Surgical Approaches and Long-Term Outcomes in Adults with Complex Reoperative Hypospadias Repair. Journal of Urology, May 2017.
Hofer MD, Gonzalez CM. Management of radiation-induced urethral strictures. Translational Andrology and Urology, February 2015.
Liu JS, Han J, Said M, Hofer MD, Fuchs A, Ballek N, Gonzalez CM. Long-term outcomes of urethroplasty with abdominal wall skin grafts. Urology, January 2015.
The Department of Urology at Northwestern University continues to stand at the forefront of the field of genitourinary reconstruction with cutting-edge techniques and world-class reconstructive surgeons, including Matthias Hofer, MD, PhD, who is fellowship-trained in Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics. Reconstructive surgeries are complex and demand specialized operative skills found among fellowship-trained reconstructive urologists like Dr. Hofer.