Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy

Direct vision internal urethrotomy (DVIU) is surgery to repair a narrowed section of the urethra. This is referred to as a stricture. The urethra is the tube through which urine passes from the bladder to the outside of the body.

Reasons for Procedure
1. Urethral stricture is due to scarring of the urethra. This
2. Scarring may because by infection or injury. DVIU cuts
3. Through the scar tissue and
4. Opens the urethra.

Male Urethra

Urethral stricture can result in:

• Prostate problems in men
• Infections of the bladder or kidneys
• Inability to urinate or empty the bladder completely

Post-urethroplasty DVIU for isolated, recurrent strictures may be offered as a minimally invasive treatment option.