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We are a regional, national, and international tertiary referral center dedicated to the treatment of disorders of the male urethra and external genitalia. In addition to patient care, our mission includes clinical and laboratory research and teaching.
Diseases treated include urethral stricture disease, curvature of the penis from Peyronie's disease and other causes, erectile dysfunction, also called ED and impotence, including penile prosthesis (also called a penile implant) placement or revision, hypospadias, complications from prostate cancer treatment with radiation or surgery, and other disorders of the male external genitalia.
Dr. Joel Gelman, the Director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology, and Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of California, Irvine is a leading expert in male urethral and penile reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gelman is fellowship trained and his practice is exclusively devoted to surgery of the male urethra and external genitalia. He has performed over 700 reconstructive surgeries. Over 200 Urologists have referred their patients to Dr. Gelman when their patients have required complex urethral or penile surgery. Although the vast majority of our patients are referred by their local Urologists, we also accept new patients.
In addition to specific information about the care we provide to our patients at the Center for Reconstructive Urology, this website contains detailed educational information in the Conditions Treated section. By clicking on the "Conditions Treated" tab (or selecting a specific condition from the choices on the left), you can learn about the causes, symptoms, tests used to make a diagnosis, and the treatment options for urethral stricture disease, including urethroplasty (surgery to repair or reconstruct the urethra), Peyronie's Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypospadias, Prostate Cancer Treatment Complications, Male Incontinence, and other male urethral and genital disorders including rare diseases such as Lichen Sclerosis - Scleroses, also known as Balanitis Xerotica Oblitarans or BXO, Lymphedema, and Hidradenitis. In summary, our Center is exclusively specialized in the treatment of disorders of the male urethra, penis, and external genitalia.
All services are provided at the UC, Irvine Medical Center located in Orange, California. However, The Center For Reconstructive Urology is a professional practice separate and independent from the UCI Medical Center and Medical Group.