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Direct Visual Internal Urethrotom

Direct Vision Internal Urethrotomy (DVIU) is a surgical procedure that may be recommended by an expert doctor at Care Hospitals to manage a condition that is called stricture of the urethra. In this, the urethra or the tube that carries urine from the baller to be discharged is narrowed due to some swelling or restriction. Before DVIU is undertaken, the patient may be administered general or regional anaesthesia. The surgeon inserts a scope fitted with a camera (cystoscope) up the urethra and removes the blockage. This is sometimes done with the help of laser too. The urethral tube is widened. The procedure is a short one and carries minimal risks. The chance of a stricture recurrence, however, cannot be ruled out.