The surgery that involves removal of the body tissues in the urethra for the stricture is called Urethrotomy. Optical Urethrotomy is another name of direct visual internal Urethrotomy. This process does not have much of success rate. There are many hospitals is India where you can undergo Optical Internal Urethrotomy. OIU is also termed for Optical Internal Urethrotomy.
Optical Internal Urethrotomy uses an endoscopic device, which is called urethrotome. With this and with a sharp knife the incision is done in the urethra. This operation is done in men and the success rate is below 10%. Still, for urethral strictures this is a popular treatment. The process removes the unwanted tissues.
The risks involved in Optical Internal Urethrotomy are the followings:
Infection in the urinary track
Infection in the operated place
Recurrence of urethral stricture
You need to be very careful after operation. You will be given a catheter. It may remain for 2 days to 2 weeks. Few things you need to avoid after the surgery, like:
Do not lift heavy objects
Must drink 2 liters of water
Do not drive for a week
The other alternatives to Endopyelotomy are Dilatation, Open Pyeloplasty and Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty.