Although we are of different ages, origins and training, common observations and analyses have brought us together:
- The management of urethral strictures has not promoted from the same level of training as all other areas of urology for several decades
- One important reason for this is the lack of direct commercial benefits for drug and medical device companies, wich traditionally organise continuing medical education
- However, it is crucial to know and transmit the significant progress made, particularly the mastery of urethroplasties, which can cure patients permanently without requiring technological investment or significant expenses
- The practice of high-level urethral surgery requires the emergence of new expert centers
- Expert centers are involved in all aspects of teaching, starting with academic and then postgraduate for experienced surgeons
- The proliferation of more expert centers will encourage the dissemination of indications, techniques and results of urethroplasty in their geographical area.
They will also organise high-level management of two sub-categories of patients: Redo-hypospadias and traumatic ruptures of the posterior urethra.
On this site we present a synthesis of all our experiences, including the significant one from Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital. We propose a simple, progressive, effective and rapid teaching method that significantly reduce the learning curve in urethral surgery.
Urologist for children and adults at the University Hospital of Grenoble-Alpes (France), has oriented his activity towards urethral surgery for the last 10 years. He is an associate professor at the Faculty, and is interested in the transmission of the surgical procedure and the wide dissemination of knowledge. He also gives numerous training courses in France and abroad.
Urologist in Beirut (Lebanon) has received dual French training in pediatric and general urology. Observing the lack of expert centers in the Middle East, he has been organising teaching meetings, virtual discussions on complex cases and surgical programs featuring exceptional surgeries for several years.
Pediatric surgeon and anatomist at the University Hospital of Grenoble-Alpes (France), he focuses on male urethral malformations in his surgical practice. He is a practitioner in both hospital and university settings. As a teacher-researcher at the Laboratoire d’Anatomie des Alpes Françaises (LADAF), he has contributed to clarifying the surgical anatomy of the membranous urethra, which is an important aspect of the pedagogy of this website. The LADAF is also involved in simulation-based teaching and has filmed basic urethral surgery operations.
Saudi urologist trained in France and Canada. He focuses his practice on sexual medecine and genitourinary reconstructive urology and medical education. Currently, he is consultant and Assistant Professor of Urology at King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia).
Urologist at the Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital (France). He has a strong interest in andrological surgery in all its forms, as well as the restoration of sexual and urethral function.
Cédric CÉZARD and Emma DRAYE are students in the Multimedia and Internet Professions degree program at the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France). They produced the technical films and the first version of this website in 2021.Julien Hérisson, from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Grenoble-Alpes, filmed the anatomy courses.