Urinary Tract Obstruction and Robotic Pyeloplasty
If you suffer from a ureter blockage, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive robotic pyeloplasty (the surgical procedure for the treatment of this condition), using the da Vinci Surgical System.
A common condition affecting the urinary system is blockage (obstruction) of the ureters, the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Urinary tract obstruction is frequently present at birth, but can also result from illness or injury. Blockages can cause acute pain and serious side effects. If left untreated, they can cause chronic pain and damage the kidney over time.
Depending on the type of urinary condition, your doctor may recommend a pyeloplasty to clear the obstruction and restore normal flow of urine through the urinary tract. During robotic pyeloplasty surgery, your doctor will reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter—the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
If your doctor recommends surgery, you may be a candidate for da Vinci robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, the most advanced minimally invasive procedure available. Leading-edge da Vinci technology enables your surgeon to perform complex operations through a few tiny incisions with a high degree of precision, dexterity and control.
Benefits of a Robotic Pyeloplasty
The smaller incisions when using the da Vinci Surgical System® can result in significant benefits for patients:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of complications
- Less scarring
Ask your doctor if da Vinci robotic pyeloplasty surgery is right for you. Request a consultation by completing our online form. Or call our referral line: 877.4 NWH DOC (877.469.4362)