Chordee Repair

Chordee repair is a surgery to straighten the penis. It is done to repair a birth defect of the penis called chordee . This defect makes the penis curve downward during an erection. A chordee repair is done by a specialized doctor called a pediatric urologist. The surgery is typically done after six months of age if the penis curvature is greater than 30 degrees. Curvature of the penis greater than 60 degrees can affect sexual function later in life.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After arriving home, contact the doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Pain that is not controlled with the medication that has been given
    • Redness, increased swelling, or tenderness in the penis
    • Bleeding from the penis
    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Inability to eat or drink
    • Difficulty urinating or inability to urinate
    • Stitches fall out

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition


    Chordee repair is a surgery to straighten the penis.
    It is done to repair a birth defect of the penis called
    chordee
    . This defect makes the penis curve downward during an erection.

    A chordee repair is done by a specialized doctor called a pediatric urologist.
    The surgery is typically done after six months of age if the penis curvature is greater than 30 degrees. Curvature of the penis greater than 60 degrees can affect sexual function later in life.

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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    This procedure is done on male infants born with:

    • Chordee
    • Hypospadias
      with chordee—the opening of the urethra is on the bottom of the penis instead of at the tip of the penis. Hypospadias can make it difficult for the child to urinate while standing. It can also affect sexual function later in life.

    After surgery, the penis should function normally.

  • Possible Complications

    Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If your child is having the surgery, the doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

    • Shortened penis
    • Bleeding
    • Need for another operation
    • Reaction to the anesthesia

    • Infection

    • Psychological
      trauma

    Discuss these risks with the doctor before surgery.