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Instructional Course

066IC - Primary & Reoperative Hypospadias Repair: An Evidence-Based Approach

Monday, May 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2008

It is very important to do the first operation for hypospadias right, since reoperations have a higher risk for additional complications. This course uses an evidence-based approach to develop a modern algorithm for distal and proximal hypospadias repair, and to emphasize optimal performance of key technical steps to achieve the best results. All aspects of hypospadias surgery will be discussed, including straightening penile curvature, urethroplasty/glansplasty, and aesthetic skin closure with the goal of creating a normal appearing and functioning penis, regardless of the original extent of hypospadias. The course is designed for experienced surgeons performing hypospadias repair, as well as current and future pediatric urology fellows.

Learning Objectives:

Warren Snodgrass

PARC Urology

Dr Warren Snodgrass is co-director of PARC Urology, a practice specializing in hypospadias surgery for patients of all ages. He and colleague Dr Nicol Bush established this unique center to provide state-of- the-art care for all boys and men with hypospadias, especially those with severe proximal hypospadias and those needing reoperations after prior failed repairs.

Dr Snodgrass in internationally known for his innovations in hypospadias surgery, and described the TIP technique, widely known as the "Snodgrass Procedure" - which is the most commonly used operation for hypospadias worldwide. Together with Dr Bush, he has additionally studied factors in addiiton to surgical technique that impact outcomes of repairs, and his extensive publications make him the most prolific author in history on the topic of hypospadias. He and Dr Bush recently published a comprehensive textbook on sugical management of the condition, entitled HYPOSPADIOLOGY.

Dr Snodgrass is also president of a non-profit organization, Operation Happenis, which has two primary goals. First, to raise general public awareness of hypospadias, a common birth condition that occurs more often than cleft lip or Down's syndrome yet is not as well-known because it involves the penis. Second, to provide evidence-based information to surgeons and other health care professionals involved with hypospadias care.


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Nicol Corbin Bush

PARC Urology

Nicol Corbin Bush, MD, MSCS, is the founder and co-director of PARC Urology, a practice dedicated to complex hypospadias operations. She completed urology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and spent a year at the National Institutes of Health Urologic Oncology Branch. After a fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Bush obtained a Masters in Clinical Science from UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her research includes risk factors and wound healing in patients with hypospadias, as well as body image and patient-centered outcomes in those with genital birth defects. In addition to her faculty role in the AUA annual meeting course Primary and Reoperative Hypospadias Repair since 2014, she has lectured and operated in live-surgery workshops throughout the world and works with numerous surgeons to establish international standardized outcomes for hypospadias repair. As Vice President of the non-profit Operation Happenis, Dr. Bush is raising awareness about penile birth defects. She is also a member of Science Cheerleaders, a group of former NFL cheerleaders inspiring young women to consider science and engineering careers. Dr. Bush is the proud mother of four children and lives in Frisco, Texas.


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