Fixing Split Stream in Urine Surgery?

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  1. westell1

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    I had a penis injury a long time ago. I have e.d, varicocele grade 3, and a whole bunch of problems. I always have split stream when i urinate now. You can read it in my thread a few threads below it. I heard people tell me split stream in urine can be fixed through surgery but someone said it was very easy. Can someone tell me what the procedure is called? I know insurance would not cover it but does anyone know the price range it would cost to fix it?

    I live in NYC by the way. I am pretty sure this is a cosmetic procedure even though i was not born like this. Anyone?
     
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    It's not cosmetic to fix a defect. Get a referral to a urologist. Never second-guess what is covered and what isn't. Discuss that with the office staff. A good office staff knows how to code claims for coverage and, again, if you have an abnormality which interferes in the normal operation of your body, that's not cosmetic.

    The procedure, if the split occurs at the opening of the urethra, aka the meatus, is called meatotomy. Note that the word has different uses among the BME set than it does in urological circles.
     
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    Good call. I second.
     
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    If a urologist don't care about my split stream problem, is there any other doctor i can go to? I already went to 2 already and none of them really care about the split stream even though it bothers me though my E.D, varicocele are more important priorities.

    by the way, how can a doctor see you have an abnormality in your penis where you have the split at opening of urethra? Can they see it visibly or do they have to put that needle inside your penis... something like a telescope inside your penis to see it?
     
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    Depends how far down the urethra the bridge is.

    And don't take that from urologists. You tell them you want it corrected because it interferes with normal functioning and you will get it fixed. YOU decide what is important about your body, not the doctor. Don't take that from any doctor. Tell them you want it fixed or you'll go elsewhere.

    This is really common among doctors of all types, not just urologists. Learn to tell doctors what to do and be ready to find another when they dismiss your concern as unimportant. Your body, your right, your health.
     
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    I don't have a referral for you.

    But when I was growing up, one of our neighbors was a urologist. He was said to have "the best stream in the department" - that being the Department of Urology at our state university.

    I always loved that - "the best stream in the department."
     
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    I told them the split stream bothers me but they don't care. They think its minor thing but thats probably another effect of me injuring my penis. I live in New York City and most urologist i see here don't care.

    Anyone know a urologist in NYC that would care about something like this? I seen a bunch already.
     
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