Hypospadias (hy-poe-SPAY-dee-uhs) is a common condition in which the opening of the urethra (the tube which drains urine from the bladder) is on the underside of a baby's penis. In mild cases, the opening of the urethra is near the tip of the penis. In more-severe cases, the opening is in the middle or near the base of the penis. It is usually diagnosed by appearance, right after birth. Often babies with hypospadias have a bent penis as well.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Experience and expertise. Your child will be treated by a board-certified pediatric urology surgeon. Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have extensive experience with primary surgery as well as complicated follow-up procedures, and they perform surgery to correct hypospadias on a weekly basis.
- Time for your questions and concerns. Doctors will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.
- Children's care. Mayo Clinic pediatric specialists are expert at treating illnesses and conditions that occur in children. A child life specialist works closely with children and parents and children have the opportunity to attend patient education classes free of charge.
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