Robotic Pyeloplasty to Remove Blockages in the Urinary Tract
In a healthy urinary tract, urine drains from the kidney into the ureter and down into the bladder. But blockages can occur in the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ), where the kidney meets the ureter.
Fortunately, these blockages can often be removed through a minimally invasive procedure known as a robotic pyeloplasty available to patients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the Southeast.
How is the Procedure Performed?
During this procedure, the surgeon inserts small instruments and a camera through keyhole incisions in the abdomen and uses these instruments to dissect the kidney. He or she then surgically removes the obstruction through one of the incisions.
The urinary tract is then reconstructed to repair any damage caused by the buildup in fluid pressure and prevent recurrent obstructions. Kidney stones may also be removed, and a stent is placed to help with healing. The stent is removed several weeks later in a physician’s office.
Better Visualization. Greater Precision.
The robotic surgical system lets your surgeon perform a more precise, tremorless procedure. It offers:
Superior tools for dissection and removal of the blockage
Better visualization, which is critical when working around delicate and confined structures or removing tumors or blockages
Benefits Over Traditional Open Surgery
Shorter hospital stays
Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
Less risk of infection
Quicker return to normal activities
Schedule an online appointment now or call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) to speak to a member of our CARE team. Emergencies are generally seen within 48 hours.