As of 2014, World Health Organization estimates determined that 600 million people were obese. The number of obese people has doubled from 1980 to 2014, leading many urologists to become accustomed to operating on men who weigh over 300 or 400 pounds. As such, it is increasingly important for the urologic work force to be aware of the genitourinary repercussions of obesity. As the U.S. health system increasingly pushes to increase the value of health care, management of obesity-related conditions, such as buried penis, in a cost-effective manner becomes increasingly important.
These videos illustrate the tissue handling, aesthetic, and functional considerations of optimizing outcomes in buried penis repair by experienced reconstructive surgeons. Commentary on each video is provided by Jeremy B. Myers, MD, associate professor in the division of urology at the University of Utah, and by 'Y'tube Section Editor James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, assistant professor of surgery (urology) at the Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.