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Genitourinary Tract Injuries

About 10 percent of all injuries seen in the emergency room involve the genitourinary tract, including the kidneys, bladder, genitals, ureters and urethra.

At UCSF Medical Center, we use advanced reconstructive surgical techniques to correct a variety of injuries and abnormalities to the male genitourinary tract. We specialize in the management and treatment of the following:

  • Urethral strictures and obstructions, which cause voiding problems related to the normal passage of urine and semen. Our patients have a high success of voiding normally after urethral reconstructive surgery.
  • Genital reconstruction for patients who have suffered a traumatic genital injury or have genital skin loss due to infection or other causes.
  • Management of traumatic injuries to the kidney, ureter, bladder, scrotum/testicles and penis.
  • Our program is led by a team of world-renowned experts in the field of urogenital trauma and genital and urethral reconstruction.

    Our Approach to Genitourinary Tract Injuries

    UCSF is a national leader in urological care, including treatment for injuries to the kidneys, bladder, genitals, ureters (the tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder) and urethra (the tube that allows the bladder to void urine). We are committed to providing innovative, highly skilled care with compassion.

    Treatment of genitourinary injuries can be complex. The best approach depends on a number of factors, including the type, location and severity of the injury; the patient's health; and whether the patient has other injuries. For those who require reconstructive surgery, our surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive techniques and the latest methods for preserving function and cosmetic appearance.

Awards & recognition

  • usnews-neurology

    Among the top hospitals in the nation

  • usnews-urology

    Best in Northern California for urology

  • n1-2x

    in NIH funding for urology research

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.