Hypospadias Specialty Center is the only practice in North America dedicated to hypospadias care. Our surgeons, Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush, are world-renowned for their innovation and precision. They developed and improved the operations that get the best results for hypospadias of all degrees and provide reoperations when repairs done elsewhere are not successful. A licensed therapist also works with us to assist parents and patients coping with hypospadias. Families travel to Hypospadias Specialty Center from across the U.S. and around the world for this specialized care.
Our doctors are board certified in urology and pediatric urology. They are internationally known for reconstructive surgery and evidence based medicine. They have authored more than 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and traveled to more than 35 countries to teach other surgeons about the need to get hypospadias repair right the first time.
Hypospadias, a penile birth defect of the urinary opening, affects approximately 1 in 200 newborns. Surgery is usually recommended to restore normal appearance and function, and the most common operation performed world-wide is the TIP repair, also known as the Snodgrass procedure. Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Bush have performed more than 2,500 hypospadias operations and reoperations. Their published results are among the best in the world.
We created Operation Happenis with three goals in mind: (1) To raise awareness about this common birth defect; (2) to expand care for children with severe hypospadias or unsuccessful prior hypospadias operations; and (3) to support education for surgeons worldwide trying to improve hypospadias surgery in both children and adults.