Hypospadias (hi-poe-SPAY-dee-us) is a birth defect (congenital condition) in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. Hypospadias is common and doesn’t cause difficulty in caring for your infant. Surgery usually restores the normal appearance of your child’s penis.
Hypospadias repair is done most often when boys are between 6 months and 2 years old. … Boys who are born with hypospadias should not be circumcised at birth. The extra tissue of the foreskin may be needed to repair the hypospadias during surgery. Before surgery, your child will receive general anesthesia