How is chordee treated?
In cases where the defect is mild, your child’s doctor may just recommend observation. In more severe cases, your child’s doctor may recommend surgery to correct the chordee. We typically recommend waiting until your child is at least 6 months of age before performing surgery, which is when potential risks of using general anesthesia reach their lowest point.
If surgery is recommended, your child will receive general anesthesia so they sleep during the surgery. Patients go home the same day. Risks include bleeding, infection, and recurrence of the curvature. Most patients have soreness that lasts 24 to 48 hours, which is treated with acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
Why choose us to treatment chordee?
Our providers specialize in the care of pediatric patients, whether being seen in the clinic or the operating room. Our experienced pediatric urologists at Children’s Hospital Colorado have diagnosed and treated chordee many times, from mild to severe forms, with excellent results.
In addition to having experienced urological surgeons, our anesthesiologists are trained to work exclusively with kids. Not only do they ensure the right dosage of medication for children, they are trained to talk to them and help them understand the process to help put them at ease before surgery.