Although of different ages, origins and training, common observations and analyses have brought us together:
- The management of urethral stenosis has not benefited 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 the drug and medical device companies that traditionally organise continuing medical education
- However, very important progress needs to be known and transmitted, in particular the mastery of urethral plasties…
- …Especially as these surgeries do not require any technological investment or particular expenses. Moreover, they will be able to cure patients permanently.
- The practice of high-level urethral surgery requires the emergence of new expert centers
- Expert centers are involved in all aspects of teaching, firstly academic and then postgraduate for experienced surgeons
- 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 2 sub-categories of patients: hypospadias to be re-operated and traumatic ruptures of the posterior urethra.
We present on this site a synthesis of all our experiences, in particular the very important one of the Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital. We propose a simple, progressive, effective and rapid teaching method. It significantly shortens 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), received a double French training in pediatric and general urology. Having observed the lack of expert centers in the Middle East, he has been organising for several years teaching meetings, discussion of complex cases on a virtual platform as well as themed operating programmes grouping together exceptional surgeries.
Pediatric surgeon and anatomist at the University Hospital of Grenoble-Alpes (France), has a surgical activity focused on male urethral malformations. He is a hospital and university practitioner. The Laboratoire d’Anatomie des Alpes Françaises (LADAF) where he works as a teacher-researcher has allowed him to clarify, among other things, the surgical anatomy of the membranous urethra, which is the key to the pedagogy of this site. The LADAF, a player in simulation-based teaching, also made it possible to film basic urethral surgery operations.
Saudi urologist trained in France, currently in Canada, focuses his practice on reconstructive urology and education. He will join the University of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) in 2023.
Urologist at the Centre Hospitalier Grenoble-Alpes (France), has a strong orientation towards andrological surgery in all its forms as well as the restoration of sexual and urethral function.
Cédric CÉZARD and Emma DRAYE, students in the Multimedia and Internet Professions degree program at the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France), 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.