Why consider a Mitrofanoff?

For many reasons some people cannot be dry or empty their bladder without help. This will probably have been a long-term problem for you and you may have tried other ways to help with this problem.

​Often intermittent catheterisation through the urethra has been tried. A Mitrofanoff can sometimes be a more acceptable and comfortable solution. It can also allow a greater degree of independence.

The procedure may be considered an option due to the following conditions:

  • Congenital birth malformations i.e. bladder exstrophy, bladder epispadias, spina bifida and neurogenic bladder

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Spinal cord injuries and paraplegia

  • Bladder cancer patients and in some cases prostate or bowel cancer