PYELOPLASTY

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Pyeloplasty is the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney. Most commonly it is performed to treat an uretero-pelvic junction obstruction if residual renal function is adequate.

Overview

Obstruction of the UPJ is one of the most common congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract. Currently, the vast majority of UPJ obstructions (90%) are detected with prenatal ultrasonography. A pyeloplasty can either be done by the robotic, open, or laparoscopic route.

Potential benefits of da Vinci Surgery over traditional open surgery, includes

  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Enhanced visualization and surgical precision
  • Reduced risk of a positive surgical margin
  • Possibly improved cancer control rates
  • Possibly earlier return of continence
  • Possibly earlier and more complete return of sexual function
The Da Vinci System

Da Vinci Robotic systems ovecomes the traditional limitations of the open and laparoscopic surgery by Filtering and seamlessly translating the surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements.

The System cannot be programmed and it cannot make decisions on its own. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

With da Vinci, small incisions are used to introduce miniaturized wristed instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated comfortably at the da Vinci console, your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.