Joel Gelman, MD, discusses the basic plastic surgery principles of tissue transfer in reconstructive urology. Specifically, he describes plastic surgery applications for urethral strictures, pelvic fractures, and hypospadias. Furthermore, he explains how these principles can improve surgery best practices and patient outcomes.Read More
Joel Gelman, MD
The Center for Reconstructive Urology
Dr. Gelman is a Professor of Urology and the Director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology in the Department of Urology at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gelman completed his Urology Residency at the UCLA Medical Center in 1995 and a Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Male Genitourinary reconstruction at the Devine Center in Norfolk, Virginia under Dr. Gerald Jordan in 1997. He has performed over 1800 urethral-penile reconstructive surgeries at UC, Irvine over the past 20 years, and his practice has always been limited to his area of expertise in male urethral and penile/genital reconstructive surgery with a focus on urethral stricture disease and penile-scrotal surgery. Dr. Gelman is the Director of a Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS) approved Fellowship program in Male GU Reconstruction at UC, Irvine, and his research interests include both clinical research in urethral stricture disease and Tissue Engineering basic science research. He has presented and published numerous papers on the subject of male reconstructive surgery, including new surgical techniques for urethroplasty, and has served on the Board of Directors of the GURS.