If a doctor diagnoses you or a loved one with a urinary obstruction, surgery to remove the blockage may be recommended. This type of surgery is called pyeloplasty. Doctors remove the blockage in the urinary system and reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder).
If surgery is recommended, ask your doctor about minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.
Instead of a large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Pyeloplasty offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional open surgery:
As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Pyeloplasty offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci - changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
Potential risks of any pyeloplasty procedure include:
In addition, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Pyeloplasty, such as hernia (bulging tissue/organ) at incision site.